Bangladesh

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Project Center: Bangabandhu Sheik Mujab Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Twinning Partners: University College London Hospital (UCLH), UKBritish Columbia Children’s
Hospital (BCCH), Vancouver, Canada

Project Leader: Professor Afiqul Islam, BSMMU

Project Mentors: Dr. Sara Stoneham & Dr. Maria Michaelagnoli, UCLH; Dr. Paul Rogers &Professor Charles Larson, BCCH; Professor Tim Eden, World Child Cancer; Louise Soanes, World Child Cancer

Start Date: January 2012

Project Background: BSMMU is the only specialist treatment centre in Bangladesh. It receives government funding and sees approximately 400 new cases of child cancer every year, of which approximately 20% of the children survive.There are 8 regional child cancer centers which provide a basic level of care.