We believe that everyone – no matter who, or where they are – should be able to access the medicines and healthcare they need. Good health is fundamental. It underpins a child’s ability to attend school and an adult’s ability to work. Health underpins people’s abilities to shape their own futures.
Every year, 400,000 children are diagnosed with cancer – but the chance of survival is a geographical lottery. In low- and middle-income countries, such as Malawi and Cameroon, fewer than 3 in 10 children with cancer are cured, compared to 8 in 10 in high-income countries like the UK. There are cost-effective medicines to address the most treatable forms of cancer, but accessing them is a challenge and the barrier between cure or death.
IHP is committed to increasing access to cancer treatments for children. We procure high-quality, long-dated, donated oncology medicines from pharmaceutical companies and safely deliver them to organisations in country, enabling access to life saving drugs. We only work with qualified medical teams with strong infrastructures who deliver quality care. The medical aid we source is donated rather than purchased, leveraging excellent value for money, removing the financial barriers to treatment.