Less than 10% of children with cancer survive in Myanmar, compared to over 80% of children in the US. World Child Cancer’s partnership at the Yangon Children’s Hospital (YCH) is helping improve access to cancer diagnosis, treatment, and care for children like Myo, thanks to your support and support from local groups.
Myo is an 11-year-old patient at YCH in Myanmar and was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia five years ago. The family was working in Thailand when Myo became ill. He was referred from Thailand to YCH because the treatment is more affordable. Myo’s father and sister have remained in Thailand and are working in a brick factory.
Myo and his mother stay in the hospital for 2 months each time they come. He has nearly finished his treatment but now returns every month for follow-up treatments. His mother hopes that he will soon complete his treatment. Your support helps cover treatment costs for children with cancer like Myo and funds training to build the capacity of local nurses and doctors. For more about World Child Cancer’s work in Myanmar, please visit our project page here.