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%.