Sanofi Espoir Foundation’s nursing award promotes early childhood cancer diagnosis in Cameroon
The Sanofi Espoir Foundation, through the My Child Matters award for pediatric oncology nurses, sponsors the training and equipment of childhood cancer referral agents(‘ambassadors’) in six health districts of Northwest Camerooon.
This training is expected to increase childhood cancer awareness, early suspicion of cases in peripheral health centres and prompt referral for diagnois and treatment.
Hope finds hope for cure
Hope is a 4y/o boy admitted and receiving treatment for Burkitt lymphoma at Mbingo Baptist Hospital (MBH) in Northwest Cameroon. MBH is one of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services childhood cancer centers supported by World Child Cancer. Hope fell sick in October 2016, when he started complaining of abdominal pains that led his parents to discover a hard mass in his abdomen.