From pediatric oncologists to parents of children with cancer, having the right information, skills, and tools is necessary to improve the quality of care provided to children battling cancer. CanKids equips both professionals and lay persons, increasing our scale and reach every year.
- Social Support Teams
Enabling social workers, psychologists, dieticians, teachers, data managers, and ASHA and aanganwadi workers to support children with cancer and their families
- Parent Empowerment
Providing livelihoods and sources of income for outstation families while a child is undergoes cancer treatment and developing them as patient navigators to
support other parents.
- Survivor Empowerment
Developing survivors as career-enhanced professionals and cancer care ambassadors through internships, fellowships, and work opportunities.
- Pediatric Oncology Professionals
Salary support, capacity and skill building for nurses, doctors, pharmacists, surgeons, radiologists and all medical staff dedicated to pediatric oncology.
- Local and International Partnerships
Building relationships, sharing best practices, providing seed grants, and building collaborative networks in the pediatric oncology space.
- Project Management and Governance
Building leadership and management skills among CanKids staff, support teams, parents and survivor advocates for effective governance and sustainability
CanKids uses several tools to enable social workers, medical professionals, parents, survivors, researchers, volunteers and others to improve access to care:
CanKids conducts regular local, regional, and national workshops, building capacity for both internal and external teams and participants.
Internships & Fellowships
To ensure reintegration and career opportunities for children and adolescents with cancer. We also offer stipended opportunities.
Our manuals and resource material ensure increased knowledge of childhood cancer care. We aim to make this information accessible to all.
CanKids conducts and sponsors both internal and external conferences at the national and international level to improve awareness on childhood cancer, share knowledge, and build opportunities for collaboration.
At centres of excellence for pediatric oncology, we provide on-site trainings and observerships for doctors, nurses, and fellows.
Monitoring & evaluation
We work with master trainers, management teams, and advisory physicians (both on-site and off-site) to monitor and evaluate the performance and delivery of services by medical professionals and social support teams.
Continued Medical Education
CanKids has its own defined curriculum and projects for medical professionals and social support teams to enhance their understanding of childhood cancer care.