Hear from our members about our mission
Hear from our program director about the driving force for our work
The idea for this mission started with a discussion we had with medical school students in Ethiopia. The students informed us of many children who would be discharged from hospitals without proper medications because of the financial constraints of their parents. We heard stories of parents having to sell most of their possessions to purchase medications for their children and of those denied treatment because of refugee status. Our research into the problem further unveiled the widespread prevalence of medication unaffordability in the pediatric population in Ethiopia, mainly of oncology pediatrics population. Cancer pediatric patients whose parents are low-income, uninsured, unemployed, disabled, or refugee are more likely to be denied proper medications because of a lack of money.
Our initiative seeks to improve the health quality of life and sustain the proper development of children of underserved families and promote the self-reliance and financial capacity of their families.
Cancer of the Blood- The journey of a Rural Farmer
Hear the story of a rural farmer who had to sacrifice everything his family had in order to buy chemotherapy medications for his son. We have been able to work with him to provide some support during this difficult time.
A Look at Some of Our Work
This project’s goal is to assist children of low-income, disabled, uninsured, and refugee parents who are diagnosed with cancer. We work in collaboration with pediatricians, pharmacists, and social workers to provide a support system. Our medication assistance program includes full medication coverage and co-payment.