Enhancing Logistic Support During Chemotherapy to Nonlocal Children with Cancer and Their Families through Home Away from Home Program

K. Vasudeva Bhat, Archana Melavarige Venkatagiri, Vinay Munikoty Venkatesh, S. Ashwini, Girish Nair, Ankeet Dave, Krithika Shantanu Rao, Naveen Salins, Sharath Kumar Rao

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIndian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Oncology

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