The Department of Health, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, holds the first Cancer Control Stakeholders Virtual Summit with Special Focus on Childhood with the theme “Better survival is achievable #ThroughOurHands.” Kythe Foundation’s co-founder and Executive Director Fatima ‘Girlie’ Lorenzo discusses attaining the goal of a global initiative for childhood cancer. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
The Department of Health, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, holds the first Cancer Control Stakeholders Virtual Summit with Special Focus on Childhood with the theme “Better survival is achievable #ThroughOurHands.” Kythe Foundation’s co-founder and Executive Director Fatima ‘Girlie’ Lorenzo discusses attaining the goal of a global initiative for childhood cancer. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

IN line with the WHO's Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer, which aims to improve outcomes for children with cancer around the world and give them the best chance to survive and have a better future, organizations including the Kythe Foundation, Department of Health, National Integrated Cancer Control Council (NICC) and more collaborated through a panel discussion, titled "Strategic collaboration towards attaining the goal of global initiative for childhood cancer."

The EON Foundation, EON Group's Corporate Social Responsibility Wing, has been a longtime partner of the Kythe Foundation, which aims to improve the quality of life among hospitalized children with cancer and other chronic illnesses. "One of the many things that make Kythe Foundation an admirable organization is that it does not only strive to promote a positive hospital experience for children, but also thinks of ways to help improve family resilience and empower them. We are grateful for platforms like the first Cancer Control Stakeholders Virtual Summit where Kythe is able to contribute insights and create awareness on better cancer care programs," says Junie del Mundo, co-founder and chief executive of the EON Group.

During the summit, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Fatima "Girlie" Lorenzo discussed the need for the DoH and the Department of Interior and Local Government to work together in order to strengthen health leadership and governance programs for local officials. Stakeholders are needed to change behavior and champion programs for cancer. She states that there is a need to invest more on health, particularly childhood and cancer prevention programs.