Childhood cancers have excellent outcomes in terms of cure rates and survival if they are diagnosed early and treated appropriately. However, there is a huge disparity in outcomes between high- and low-middle income country(ies) due to out-of-pocket expenditure, therapy abandonment, and severe infections. To bridge these gaps in outcomes, a partnership between a private medical institute and a nongovernmental organization was fostered to develop a long-stay facility for children with cancer and their families while receiving disease-directed therapies. This report aims to expound the story of development of the Home Away from Home program and its transformative potential and societal impact.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health