Botswana first lady hosts reception on childhood cancer

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Botswana First Lady Neo Masisi hosted a Global Hematology-Oncology Pediatric Excellence (HOPE) reception dinner to raise awareness of childhood cancer here on Wednesday.

Childhood cancer-related deaths can be avoided, said Masisi, adding that an estimated 100,000 children in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from cancer every year and 90 percent of them die from the disease.

Founded by U.S. Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, Global HOPE is a program focusing on building long-term capacity to treat and improve the prognosis for children with cancer and blood disorders in sub-Saharan Africa. The first lady is a member of Global HOPE’s International Council. Enditem

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