Global Health & Childhood Cancer
23. Saving Lives by Supporting Families: The role of non-profits in cancer care with Bindu Nair of Aroh
What do you do if you don’t have enough money to pay for your child’s cancer treatment? This is one of the difficult questions faced by some families in India today. Answering this question is one of the reasons Aroh,
22. The Healthcare Labyrinth – exploring the journey to childhood cancer care with Dr. Neha Faruqui and Dr. Ramandeep Arora
How does a child with cancer in India access care? If you’ve ever had an illness that was difficult to diagnose, you know that navigating the medical system can be incredibly frustrating. Bouncing back and forth between doctors,
How many healthcare professionals in the world are caring for children with cancer? Tap the link for more info: https://siop-online.org/globalmapping/ This is a very important question. How many people are caring for kids with cancer around the world?...
Have you ever completed a very difficult puzzle? (Below is just an intro! – Click here to go to the whole essay. You don’t want to miss it!) Perhaps it was thousands of small pieces with colors that blend together,
16. Counting the lives that should have been: Measuring the global burden of childhood cancer with Drs. Lisa Force and Nickhill Bhakta
How do we measure the impact of a childhood cancer diagnosis? There are many ways to we could try to measure the total burden of childhood cancer in the world. We could count the number of new cases per year, for instance, a measure called incidence.
Food is Medicine: Promoting nutrition in global oncology Studies show that children with cancer who are well nourished have better treatment outcomes than those who are malnourished. Unfortunately, many children in developing countries are malnourished...
14. The Transformative Perspective: Pediatric oncology prioritization in health systems with Dr. Nickhill Bhakta
The Transformative Perspective In the last few months, evidence has emerged that pediatric cancer is more common, more deadly, and responsible for a much larger proportion of the global burden of disease than we previously believed. Moreover,