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Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation: Global HOPE

Global HOPE (Hematology-Oncology Pediatric Excellence) partners with the local Governments and Ministries of Health to build medical capacity to diagnose and treat pediatric blood disorders and cancer in Botswana, Malawi, and Uganda.
SGDS CONTRIBUTING TO:
MEMBER COMPANIES:
Hospitals Health Facilities 2
Pharma Company Foundation 1
Objectives
  • Build long-term capacity to treat pediatric blood disorders and cancers with African, U.S. and European healthcare providers (HCPs) providing on-site training to local medical professionals and medical students, working in partnership with the major medical schools in Botswana, Malawi, and Uganda
  • Train an estimated 4,700 HCPs from Botswana, Malawi, Uganda, and other African countries in the first five years of the program
  • The HCPs will represent a variety of disciplines including physicians, nurses, social workers and other ancillary providers along the cancer care continuum
  • Treat more than 5,000 children with pediatric blood disorders and cancer in the first five years alone. Treatment of children is currently underway and will transition to temporary facilities
  • Construct two regional Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (PHO) Centers of Excellence treatment and training sites, located in Botswana and Uganda. Botswana will serve as the regional training hub for southern Africa and Uganda for east Africa
  • Serve as a blueprint for other low- and middle-income countries to follow

Global HOPE (Hematology-Oncology Pediatric Excellence) partners with the local Governments and Ministries of Health to build medical capacity to diagnose and treat pediatric blood disorders and cancer in Botswana, Malawi, and Uganda.

Results and milestones

Since its launch, more than 10,000 children have been treated. While this is encouraging, we know there are many more children to be reached. To that end, a major community awareness campaign in all participating countries is being developed and implemented. The campaign is expected to increase public awareness and decrease the stigma related to a cancer diagnosis, while increasing knowledge of childhood cancer, including appropriate steps parents, caregivers, and communities can make to ensure early diagnosis and treatment.

Additionally, we have trained over 4,500 healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, technicians and other specialists.

Over the next five years we aim to train over 4,000 more. Our first group of East African pediatricians will complete their pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training from the Global HOPE program in Uganda.

https://www.bms.com/life-and-science/issue-archive/childhood-cancer-issue/providing-hope-where-there-was-little.html

Geographic Reach
Disease Area
  • Women’s and Child Health
  • Non-communicable diseases
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Target Population
  • Children
SGDs the partnership contributes to
SDG 3: Good health and well-being
  1. 3.1: Reduce maternal mortality
  2. 3.2: Reduce under-5 mortality 
  3. 3.4: NCDs (including mental health)
  4. 3.7: Access to sexual and reproductive health-care services 
  5. 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals 
Partner organizations
Hospitals Health Facilities

Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI)

Texas Children's Hospital

Pharma Company Foundation

Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation

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