Beryl Thyer Memorial Africa Trust - BTMAT

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Launched in 2006 by Dr Peter McCormick, a general practitioner who started making regular trips to Africa in 1992. He first visited Cameroon in 1997 and continued to travel twice a year to volunteer as a children's physician in 3 Baptist hospitals in the country. It was here that he started noticing children with Burkitt lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system, endemic in sub-Saharan Africa) and became involved in supporting the work of Peter Hesseling (Stellenbosch University, South Africa), who is the lead of a twinning partnership aiming to help build capacity in Cameroon to improve the treatment of children with cancer. BTMAT has been our partner in Cameroon since World Child Cancer started funding the programme in 2012. The organisation raises funds in the UK to support the costs of treatment for children at our 3 partner hospitals.

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