Funded project

Support for training in pediatric oncology

Barcelona - Spain

Each year more than 1,000 new cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed in Spain. Its prognosis has improved remarkably in recent decades. Thus, in the Western world, approximately 80% of pediatric forms of cancer are curable.

Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    100%raised
    • NGO funds 12.500€
  • Direct beneficiaries 1

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 100

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

Fundació d'Oncologia Infantil Enriqueta Villavecchia

Budget

  • Others 12.500€
  • Total 12.500€
12.500€

Description

Founded in 1989, the Fundació Enriqueta Villavecchia aims to provide comprehensive coverage of the needs of children and young people suffering from cancer.

The entity's project focuses on detecting and responding to the needs that arise in the different phases of childhood and young oncology disease, improving their environment and providing resources to help their families.

To this end, the Foundation has a training aid program, which consists of the granting of training fellowships in pediatric oncology and hematology. Through these grants and in strict coordination with the health care services, it is possible for doctors who want to dedicate themselves to these specialties, to be trained in medical teams of reference units of the Catalan hospitals.

Activities

  • Access to a one-year fellowship, renewable for two years, with the aim of the same fellow doctor forming a year in Pediatric Oncology and one year in Pediatric Hematology.
  • Possibility of additional specialized training in transplants.

Who will benefit?

With 12.500€, an annual scholarship can be paid for a pediatrician to be trained in oncology and child hematology.

Project objectives

To provide specific training spaces so that pediatricians have access to quality training in oncology and child hematology.

To improve, in the near future, the prognosis and survival of children with cancer.

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