Each year, more than 300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer globally. This means that a child is diagnosed with cancer every 2 minutes.

Globally, 37% of children with cancer survive, but survival rates vary widely by region.

In 2018, the World Health Organization launched the Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer with the goal of reaching at least 60% survival rate for children with cancer by 2030. The Initiative brings together stakeholders from around the world and across sectors towards the common goal.

LCIF has begun working with the Initiative to explore new ways in which Lions can help children with cancer in their communities.

Statistics from the World Health Organization