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Cancer mortality rates in children show unacceptable inequalities between high and low- and middle-income countries. In the latter, late diagnosis, inadequate access to healthcare facilities, and treatment abandonment are the main hurdles for remission. For over 12 years, My Child Matters program has funded 58 cancer projects in more than 40 low- and middle-income countries, reaching so far over 85,000 children. The goal of this initiative, developed by the Fondation Sanofi Espoir, aims to bring equity so that all children with cancer will have the same chance to heal wherever they are in the world.Read More

This article presents the results of a pilot evaluation on diabetes knowledge and behavior of caregivers and school staff of providing education on diabetes in a school setting. The intervention is based on an educational package co-created by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), local partners and Sanofi.
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NCDA Kenya (NCDAK) and NCD Alliance held a workshop on 21-22 March to develop The Advocacy Agenda of People living with NCDs (PLWNCDs) in Kenya. The meeting aimed to consult with PLWNCDs to define a common Advocacy Agenda, explore communications and advocacy needed to further the agenda, and promote among stakeholders meaningful involvement of PLWNCDs.Read More

This article describes the cancer registry in Colombia, VIGICANCER, supported by Sanofi Espoir Foundation through its My Child Matters program since 2009. From 2009 to 2013, data from 1242 patients were included in Vigicancer. This study demonstrates the feasibility of implementing a real-time childhood cancer outcomes surveillance system, that can guide interventions to improve clinical outcomes in LMICs.
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This article describes the experience of the pediatric oncology team from Bamako (Mali) in the Retinoblastoma program, supported by Sanofi Espoir Foundation through the My Child Matters program. A prospective study in children with retinoblastoma demonstrates that early enucleation in early stage of tumor can improve outcomes in resources-limited countries.
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This article describes the My Child Matters programme initiated by Sanofi Espoir Foundation in 2006, and evaluates its impact in the first 10 countries where it was implemented. It demonstrates the role of catalyzer of the public-private partnerships on pediatric cancer care in LMICs with a significant  improvement of the survival rate. It also shows the different actions on training, data collection/registries, improvement in early diagnosis, campaign awareness, and analyses the key elements of successful interventions.
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Our first year in operation has seen us take meaningful steps towards our goal of working in partnership to help address the enormous burden of non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries. Our strategy has been realised through key partnerships, our member companies have continued in their commitments in countries across the world and we have begun to measure the impact Access Accelerated is having. We are pleased to share with you our year one report, which looks at these key achievements in more detail.
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