In resource rich-countries across Europe, North America and beyond, cure rates of 85% are expected for all children with cancer. The success rate in most Sub-Saharan countries is closer to 5%, and so Tanzania is fortunate to have the TLM clinic, which treats upwards of 500 children a year and offers referral services across the country. TLM is the only hospital in Tanzania with a specialist unit providing care for children with cancer.  

Following their recent trip, IHP Chief Executive Adele Paterson and Director of Programmes Louise Hart have committed to extending the access to hard to source, needed and high-quality medicines for TLM – which stands for Their Lives Matter or Tumaini la Maisha (which, translated literally, means ‘Hope for Life’).