Children and adolescents with cancer, benefit from the best possible treatment, care and support, anywhere in the world.
This vision is at the heart of the promise made in 1992 , by our founding members in Valencia, Spain.
CCI wants to see a world where the challenges faced by children with cancer, the survivors and their families, are well understood and fully appreciated by key stakeholders, political leaders, decision makers, societal influentials, healthcare professionals (medical and non-medical ), development practitioners and the wider community .
CCI global network of member organizations, allies and collaborative partners is working towards creating a world, where the rights to health and well-being of children/adolescents with cancer, survivors and their families, are protected and promoted.
CCI is driving change initiatives so as to catalyze action and transform childhood cancer care, everywhere. It dreams of a world where children with cancer, the survivors and their families , irrespective of where they are, can readily and easily access affordable, quality care from diagnosis to follow-up support.
- Become recognized globally as the collective voice of parents, the survivors and families of children/adolescents with cancer. The childhood cancer journey is life transforming. CCI recognizes that the experience of a family undergoing cancer treatment is often traumatic, extremely distressing and isolating for the child /adolescent with cancer, the parents, siblings and family member carers. Thus, CCI believes that children/adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families should not go through this journey alone. They need support, inspiration and hope.
- Childhood cancer affects the whole family. The impact of childhood cancer on the life of the whole family is well-known and well documented by health care professionals. Unfortunately, psychosocial and practical services which recognize and respond to the emotional, social and practical needs of the child/adolescent with cancer , the family members and the survivors, are not available in all countries, especially low and middle-income countries.
- The voices of children/adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families must be amplified. We need to Stand Up and Speak Out for children/adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families. We need to put a stop to premature and avoidable deaths, as well as unnecessary suffering due to childhood cancer .Despite parent support groups having been in existence for the past thirty years, childhood cancer issues and challenges largely remain marginalized and neglected in the national , regional and global child health and development platforms. Working together in solidarity, we can become a powerful voice and a force for creating breakthrough changes in childhood cancer care everywhere. Working together as one, we can advance the childhood cancer agenda in the national, regional and global child health and development platforms.
We are a global network of parents groups, survivor associations, national organizations and childhood cancer support organizations, working with and supporting children/adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families.
We engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders: policy makers and influentials, international development practitioners, medical and healthcare professionals, public and private sector and civil society.
Driven by passion, determination and caring for others, we are committed to ensuring availability and access to affordable, essential childhood cancer medicines and high quality childhood cancer care everywhere.
We believe that knowledge sharing stimulates growth of innovations and new ideas for creating more responsive programs and more effective ways to serve, support and assist . We share information and experiences, promote best practices and good practice models, adapt effective, innovative approaches and deliver cost effective solutions to responsively address challenges faced by children/adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families.