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Author Archives: Louise Savoie

5 Must-Have Qualities of a SAC-INTL Volunteer

Volunteers are an integral part of Save A Child International. After all, we rely on our volunteers to provide accommodation and logistics support for children and one accompanying parent when they come over for treatment here in the United States. Aside from providing accommodation and logistics support, our volunteers also provide other valuable services – … Continue reading

How You Can Help African Children Affected by Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is considered one of the very common genetic illnesses all over the globe. Approximately 300,000 babies with sickle cell disease are born annually and a majority of these are in sub-Saharan Africa. Sadly, access to appropriate medical care is sorely lacking and statistics show that in Africa, sickle cell disease is associated … Continue reading

Becoming a Volunteer: Help the Fight against Childhood Cancer

Those who have dealt with cancer firsthand often want to help others affected by it. Whether you are a cancer survivor or if you care for someone with cancer, you have significant experience that can help others. At Save A Child International, we endeavor to bring children with cancer and one accompanying parent over to … Continue reading

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Africa’s Children: Their Fight Against Cancer and How You Can Help

According to the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC), the global incidence of childhood cancer is approximately 160,000 new cases per year in children below 15 years old. It also accounts for about 90,000 deaths per year in children in the same age group. Overall, childhood cancer is listed as the 4th … Continue reading

Childhood Cancer in Africa: How You Can Help the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Cancer can affect children across the world; however, it is estimated that approximately 90% of children with cancer live in developing countries. In developing countries where healthcare access is limited, childhood cancer survival rates are as low as 10%. While HIV/AIDS infections among children remain a top health priority in sub-Saharan Africa, childhood cancer is … Continue reading

Join the Fight Against Congenital Heart Disease: Because All Children Deserve a Strong Start in Life

According to The Children’s Heart Foundation, nearly one of every 100 babies is born with a Congenital Heart Defect. Congenital heart disease is a common cause of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity among young children and adolescents in Africa. Around 25% of children born with a congenital heart defect will need heart surgery or other interventions … Continue reading