each year, of which no more than 34% go to cancer hospitals anywhere in the country, and this has become a key factor for the overall survival rate in India being below 20%.
Cancer survivor Poonam Bagai, along with her Sonal co-founder, founded “CanKids” to address this particular risk area and make a difference in children’s lives. children fighting cancer under the auspices of the Indian Cancer Society, Delhi.
The big project of their initiative is “You are not alone”, where they hold hands with children battling cancer, providing all the comforts right from the get go. cancer detection for treatment and then.
This is their void-filling model. The journey started in Delhi with subsequent collaborations with hospitals, and today they partner with 120 hospitals in India.
On World Cancer Day, they initiated “Close the Care Gap”, faaslekhatamkaro campaign.
Close Care Gap Campaign
Above World Cancer Daychildren who are battling cancer and their parents from all over India are writing to their respective MPs and asking to raise the serious problem of health inequalities for children with cancer during the National Assembly session and urged to develop a Policy for Childhood Cancer. These children highlighted the gaps through drawings that they faced from diagnosis and treatment.
Launched by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the 3-year theme #Closethecaregap is about identifying and addressing the barriers that exist for many people around the world in accessing care. that they need. The emphasis right now is on how we can improve access to care so that more and more children battling cancer get the right treatment.
Why Health Inequality for Children with Cancer and What Should Be Done?
Inequality refers to an unequal distribution of resources, or inequality to an unwarranted, avoidable difference in health or care outcomes. Closing the cancer care gap is more than simply providing everyone with the same resources.
#ClosetheCareGap is all about raising awareness/understanding about everything that leads to poor Access2Care, which is preventing our children with cancer from surviving and thriving.
In the current time, a number of organizations and hospitals need to work to improve access to care for children battling cancer and timely treatment and support for their families.