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February 4, 2016
World Cancer Day 2016

No parent ever wants to hear the news that their child has cancer. This message is even more devastating when delivered in places around the world that lack leading-edge medical technology and advanced treatment protocols to fight pediatric cancer.

With your support, Project HOPE has been helping families in these vulnerable places receive the best of care for their sick children by improving treatment, diagnosis and outcomes of childhood cancer through expert health professional training and sophisticated medical equipment donations. 

In Poland, Project HOPE’s more than 41-year relationship with the University Children’s Hospital Krakow continues to improve children’s health with a successful health care education program that is improving early detection and diagnosis of childhood cancer.  

In China, HOPE’s support of the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center is improving oncology care for the youngest of patients with the a state-of-the-art 142-bed oncology tower opened in 2013. HOPE is providing health care education programs to support research, treatment and diagnosis as well as psychological programs to help children and families along the treatment path. Read Fang Fang's story.

And in Iraq, HOPE helped establish and support the first hospital constructed in the country since the 1980s. Opened in 2010, the Basrah Children’s Hospital is dedicated to treating childhood cancers in a country where pediatric cancer rates are higher than normal.

On World Cancer Day - help us continue the fight against pediatric cancers and to continue our 57-year mission of providing Health Opportunities for People Everywhere.

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