The RCV – A Game Changer in Cancer Treatment
KidzCan Zimbabwe’s love for children continues to grow and this has further been affirmed by the building of the Rainbow Children’s Village which will go a long way in fully embracing the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Initiative on Childhood Cancer (GICC) to increase the survival rate of children suffering from cancer to 60% by the year 2030.
Currently, the survival rate in low-to-medium-income countries including Zimbabwe is around 20% while by contrast, at 80% in the developed world.
As part of home-grown solutions to the challenges, the Rainbow Children’s Village (RCV) becomes a panacea to the child and caregiver by aiding the palliative process as it will take care of the so many discomforts that have in the past caused abandonment of treatment.
It solves travel issues by cutting bus fare trips and costs through the provision of a home-away-from-home that creates an environment that boosts the morale of the child suffering from cancer.
The halfway house also takes care of the nutritional demands of the children as they recuperate in time for the next cycle of treatment and will provide teachings on life skills like gardening while on site.
Bringing relief to a forgotten part of the world is what the RCV will do, and we implore everyone to join hands with us by becoming part of this worthy project. Three foundations, KidzCan Zimbabwe, Meikles Foundation and The Roundtable are the partners to the RCV.