If you work in Africa or know someone who works in Africa, SIOP needs your input.

SIOP Global Mapping of Paediatric Oncology Services Survey

Posted by Géraldine Bezamat | January 22, 2019 - 09:52

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We would like to invite you to join an exciting initiative, the SIOP Global Mapping of Paediatric Oncology Services.

The main objective of this effort is to collect information via a survey on the current landscape of paediatric oncology services around the world, and the resources available in each individual country.

The survey includes questions regarding your practice and environment and should take less than 10 minutes of your time.

This information can help SIOP, National groups and individuals in each country. By collecting this information, we will be able to describe accurately the disparity of resources available to treat children with cancer and use this data to advocate for more resources at different levels. By having regular updates, we will be able to measure the impact of our collective efforts to improve access to optimal care for children and their families. This global mapping also offers other opportunities, such as the possibility to develop collaborations between institutions or networks, to initiate twinning initiatives between centres, and to share protocols.

Our aim is to start with data collection limited to the African continent. Once this part of the project is completed, we will present the results to the SIOP community to see whether to extend this project to other continents.

We hope you will help us with this initiative. This project has the potential to benefit everyone, especially the children for whom we care.

See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information about the global mapping program.

Please do not hesitate to email SIOP, should you have any questions.


For the latest news on the survey please visit this page:


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Many thanks,

  • Eric Bouffet, President of SIOP (International Paediatric Oncology Society)
  • Scott Howard, Secretary General of SIOP
  • Alan Davidson, Co-chair SIOP PODC (Paediatric Oncology in Developing Countries)
  • Neil Ranasinghe, Co-chair SIOP PODC Education and Training Working Group
  • Jennifer Geel, Co-chair SIOP PODC Education and Training Working Group
  • Susanne Wollaert, Executive Director at SIOP
  • Julia Challinor, SIOP Advocacy Officer
  • Lorna Renner, SIOP Continental President for Africa
  • Laila Hessissen, SIOP Continental President Elect for Africa
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