We aim to sponsor the 350 beds for the Cancer Patients being diagnosed round the years at NICHR to help them win their daily battles against cancer.
Currently, there are about 15 lakh cancer patients in Bangladesh and around 2,00,000 patients are newly diagnosed with cancer each year. Cancer is now one of the top causes of death in Bangladesh which alone accounts for 10% of all mortality. The Government provides BDT 50, 000 as one-time Assistance Scheme for lifesaving anti-cancer drugs. Yet, a large portion of cancer patients are unable to bear expenses and stop treatment halfway. The Government hospitals in Bangladesh can provide Free Medicines to only 50% of the Cancer Patients and about 20% of cancer-stricken children cannot afford complete treatment here.
This campaign aims to raise funds for sponsoring the 350 beds for Cancer Patients who are being diagnosed at the National Institute of Cancer Research & Hospital (NICRH). Moreover, the STEPs-RD Cancer Palliative Center aids the poor cancer patients who cannot afford treatment or struggle to pay for their accommodation at NICHR. Operational since June 2017, the Palliative Center has thus far paid for cancer medication of over 70 cancer patients.
6,000,000 children estimated to be chronically undernourished
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