Sailun & World Child Cancer: A Successful Partnership of 5 Years

Saliun Tyres has been a transportation partner of World Child Cancer for five years now, and have worked together to provide financial relief for the families of children with cancer. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, World Child Cancer has increased its direct support for families and patients by funding essential cancer treatments and, with Saliun’s help, providing transportation to and from hospital.

The kind of support that World Child Cancer is able to provide patients and their families means more children are can be properly diagnosed, treated, and cured. Affordable transportation is key in increasing the likelihood that a child with cancer will complete his or her treatment. High transportation costs can result in patients having no access to cancer diagnosis facilities and little opportunity to see a specialist; they can even leave some patients with no choice but to abandon chemotherapy or radiation altogether if they are unable to cover the expense of regular hospital visits. With Saliun’s help, we can better support the 8,000 children enrolled in our programmes throughout their treatment and recovery.

Doctors, nurses, and hospital support staff need are our help now more than ever. COVID-19 places a significant amount of additional pressure on what are already fragile healthcare systems in low-income countries. In 2020, partnerships like this one have become even more crucial in minimising the disruption brought on by a devastating global health crisis.

Healthcare workers are working tirelessly on the frontlines of this pandemic to continue providing treatment for their patients and caring for those who need it the most. It’s our job to support their efforts in any way we can, and World Child Cancer will continue to work closely with Saliun to ensure that children and their families have access to the treatment and assistance they need.

 “It is our hope that this donation helps to support World Child Cancer’s main cause, as well as alleviate the struggles their foundation has seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their cause is a worthwhile endeavor and we understand the struggles they could be facing during such a troubling time.”

Gareth Passmore, VP of Sailun Europe