Nearly a quarter of the world’s children, ages 0–14, live in Sub-Saharan Africa, which is also one of the world’s most resource-limited settings.
Established in late 2017, the St. Jude Global Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Program marked the institution’s first project in the region. The goal of expanding capacity to treat and manage childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa closely aligns with the St. Jude core mission of ensuring that no child dies in the dawn of life.
Although the Sub-Saharan Africa program is the newest regional program within St. Jude Global, growth in the region has been rapid thanks to collaborations with local partners.
The program’s mission, vision and values align with those of St. Jude Global. The region's member institutions work with intention, guided by four values that are specific to the Sub-Saharan Africa regional program.
Based on these values, the program has developed close partnerships with hospitals, ministries of health, foundations and World Health Organization country offices, in 10 countries. The first partnerships were formed in Zimbabwe and Zambia, but now exist in Mozambique, South Africa, Cameroon, Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, Uganda and Nigeria. Importantly, although our initial focus has been directed at childhood cancer, we are now also committed to supporting our hematology transversal unit and regional colleagues in addressing nonmalignant hematologic conditions, such as sickle cell disease, at a population level.
Director, Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Program
Director, Disease Burden and Simulation
Co-Director, ARIA Program
Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty
Project Coordinator, Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Program
Coordinator, Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Program
To learn about the Sub-Saharan Africa program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.