Global Health in Pediatric Oncology: A Practical Guide for Nurses (209)

5:00–6:00 pm Thursday, September 5

In high-income countries (HIC), the survival of childhood cancer has reached over 80% in recent years. However, in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), where the majority of the world’s children with cancer live, survival remains around 20%. Many hospitals and organizations in HICs have partnered with those in LMICs to help bridge this survival gap. Frequently, nurses from HICs who participate in these efforts have limited experience working in limited-resource settings.

This session aims to equip nurses with the knowledge needed to properly plan, implement, and support ongoing projects at partner sites in LMIC, including identifying potential opportunities, pre-trip preparation, addressing language and cultural barriers, site assessment priorities, education interventions, and ongoing support from a distance following return home.