Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation


Global HOPE

      Dr. Alan Anderson of Texas Children’s Hospital examining a cancer patient in Botswana.

Global HOPE: Addressing Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders in Africa

When a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease such as cancer, parents cling to hope that their child will survive. But hope is often disproportionate depending on where you live.

In Africa, more than 100,000 children will develop cancer this year, and the vast majority will die because they have little access to diagnostic and treatment services. This is a stark contrast to high-income countries where 80 percent of pediatric cancer patients will survive.

Led by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s SECURE THE FUTURE® program, the Global HOPE (Hematology-Oncology Pediatric Excellence) initiative will address the lack of diagnosis, treatment and care in pediatric hematology-oncology in southern and eastern Africa.

Together with the Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers and Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation will partner with the governments of Botswana, Malawi and Uganda to develop a comprehensive regional treatment network and provide financial resources to the program.

Through a combined grant of $100 million, the group will work over the next five years to help create an innovative pediatric hematology-oncology treatment network that will help build long-term capacity to treat and dramatically improve the prognosis of thousands of children with blood disorders and cancer in southern and eastern Africa.

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Details 02/13/2016