India Pediatric Oncology Initiative
The India Pediatric Oncology Initiative (IPOI) has been the Foundation’s flagship initiative since in 2007 and is the Foundation’s first targeted effort to make an impact on healthcare landscape of India. Cancer in children is highly curable (in Europe and the United States, survival rate for all pediatric cancers is approximately 75%-79%), yet survival rates in India are estimated at less than 50%. Due to inadequate numbers of trained pediatric oncologists, as well as poor treatment facilities, lack of awareness, and a high cost of treatment, many children diagnosed with cancer are lost to follow up or abandon treatment prematurely. Jiv Daya Foundation’s goal is to improve outcomes for pediatric cancer patients by investing in capacity building projects that improve the infrastructure of care. The Foundation offers salary support for nurses, social workers, data managers, and other staff working in pediatric oncology units, as well as data collection tools to better define the scope of cancer in India.
JDF is partnered with over 42 hospitals across India for
the Pediatric Oncology project:
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