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The outcome for children with cancer in Nepal is poor. The Oncology Unit at Kanti has developed over the years, supported by STCMLive with:

  • Visits to Nepal by an Alder Hey paediatric oncologist
  • Visits to the UK by Kanti oncologists
  • Training of two Nepali paediatric oncologists
  • Financial support for equipment

In the recent past,  children with a cancer diagnosis were sent to the main hospital. With our support, the initial 4 bed paediatric oncology ward has grown to 20 beds. The outcomes for children with cancer have now significantly improved, with survival rates increased by 30%.