What We Do
We are here not for income, but for outcome
We seek to serve children and families affected by cancer as well as communities throughout Zimbabwe. We want to give practical expressions of the love, care, and responsibility we have to each other as human beings, and strive to be humble and accountable in the way we work.
We provide different services that include clinical care, advocacy, and case management. We provide Chemotherapy drugs, blood and blood products, CT and MRI Scans, transport allowances. Under supportive services, we source and provide prosthetics, admission, and discharge packs.
Kidzcan conducts Paediatric Cancer Early Detection and Awareness Campaigns/Workshops which are currently being piloted in Mash Central. We advocate for subsidized private specialized medical/health services and promote pediatric oncology services within the public health system.
Kidzcan does not only help the patients themselves but also their caregivers. We provide individual and group counseling to children, parents, and caregivers. Parent support groups are conducted once a week and children receive play and learning materials. Our volunteers hold structured plays and a clown visits them every week.
We recognize that we do not have all the answers, the resources or the skills necessary to achieve our purpose. Hence we seek to work together with communities, clinicians, government, and organizations in a spirit of partnership, regardless of religion, ethnicity or race to make a meaningful difference.
The Kidzcan team comprises of a mixed bag of people with different competencies and skills. From having started off with just one member we have grown to have 9 board members, 15 full time staff and 50 volunteers. We are dedicated to making sure that children with cancer in Zimbabwe are given adequate help and support.