Projects we fund
In Sweden, childhood cancer 5-year survival rates are approximately 80% but in Vietnam less than 20% of children diagnosed with cancer receive treatment, and 5-year survival rates are as low as
IKEA Foundation funding brings the skills and expertise of the Lund Medical Faculty to Vietnam, so medical staff can make a dramatic difference to children diagnosed with cancer.
The project allows Vietnamese doctors to gain experience in the wards of Lund Hospital, while also benefitting from the expertise of the Swedish doctors who spend time in Vietnam helping identify ways to implement effective routines.
The project focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and care for children with cancer, in particular those diagnosed with Standard Risk Leukemia and Willms' tumour.
It aims to improve the quality of care so that survival rates of children treated for cancer in Northern Vietnam should increase to at least 50%.
The IKEA Foundation funds the Lund Vietnam Childhood Cancer programme because we believe that every child deserves a healthy start in life.