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2019

First Lady of the Republic of Botswana is inaugural member of Global HOPE’s International Council (Texas Children's Hospital - June 28, 2019)

Global HOPE initiative in Africa makes great strides during first year (Texas Children's Hospital - April 25, 2019)

First Lady of the Republic of Botswana is inaugural member of Global HOPE’s International Council (Texas Children's Hospital - June 28, 2019)

2018

Young Cancer Patients in Poor Countries Get a Boost (Wall Street Journal - September 26, 2018)
"Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston has focused on sub-Saharan Africa, where every year more than 100,000 children get cancer and 90% of them die, says David Poplack, a professor of pediatric oncology at Baylor College of Medicine. The initiative he started in 2016 targets three countries: Malawi, Botswana and Uganda—a nation of more than 44 million that two years ago didn’t have a single pediatric oncologist, Dr. Poplack says. A priority of the program, called Global HOPE, is training local pediatricians to become pediatric oncologists. These countries are taking so-called Centers of Excellence—clinics created during the AIDS epidemic—and expanding them to diagnose and treat children with cancer.

Before his program, Dr. Poplack says, in Uganda, “70% of the children who came to the hospital died in the first month.” Now, “85% are surviving one month and over 50% are surviving more than a year and a half.”

Global HOPE Earns Fast Company Innovation Design Honors (Cannon Design - September 10, 2018)

Thinking Globally to Help Families Battling Childhood Cancer (American Academy of Pediatrics - September 17, 2018)

First Class of the East African Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Program Graduates (Bristol-Myers Squibb - August 27, 2018)

Makerere University Awards Dr. Poplack, Late Ryoichi Sasakawa Honorary Doctorates (Campus Times - August 10, 2018)

MAK honours doctor's hand in fight against cancer in children (New Vision - August 9, 2018)

Dr. Poplack, Ryoichi Sasakawa Receive Mak’s Prestigious Honorary Doctorates (Makerere University Vision - August 9, 2018)

Jackson doc's work saves lives in Africa (Jackson Hole News & Guides - August 1, 2018)

New leadership at Texas Children’s Cancer Center (Houston Chronicle - July 9, 2018)

Cancer and Hematology Centers announce transition in leadership (Texas Children's Hospital - July 5, 2018)

Lukolyo to serve on committee on global child health (Baylor College of Medicine - May 11, 2018)

Global HOPE initiative in Africa makes great strides during first year (Texas Children's Hospital - April 24, 2018)

Baylor, Texas Children's cancer initiative in Africa hits milestone (Houston Chronicle - April 9, 2018)

Cancer on the rise among children from poor families (New Vision - February 6, 2018)

Cancer on the rise among children (New Vision - February 5, 2018)

Global HOPE supports parent-led advocacy group in Uganda (Texas Children's Hospital - February 5, 2018)

2017

Offering HOPE to Pediatric Oncology Patients Around the Globe  (Oncology Times - November 25, 2017)

International scholar in Uganda gives kids with cancer hope  (St. Baldrick’s Foundation - September 25, 2017)

Ladies Circle of Botswana Happy Hearts Project (Texas Children's Hospital - June 05, 2017)

Changing the pediatric cancer landscape in Africa  (Baylor College of Medicine - May 03, 2017)

Touched by Grace  (KOLN 1011 News - March 31, 2017)

How a Blueprint for Treating HIV/AIDS Is Helping Address Childhood Cancer in Africa  (Philanthropy News Digest - March 21, 2017)

Can we fight childhood cancer in Africa the same way we fought HIV? (Texas Children's Hospital - March 09, 2017)

First comprehensive pediatric hematology-oncology initiative launched in Africa (Texas Children's Hospital - February 21, 2017)

Baylor, Texas Children’s take pediatric cancer fight to Africa  (Houston Chronicle - February 21, 2017)

Dr. Lubega devoted to tackling child cancers  (The Observer - February 18, 2017)

Giving a Texas touch to children’s cancer treatment in Uganda  (Christine Namulindwa Blog - January 04, 2017)

2016

What I learned from training nurses in Botswana  (Voice of Nursing - October 26, 2016)

Baylor and Texas Children’s Hospital partner to bring fellowship training in oncology and hematology to East Africa  (Baylor College of Medicine - October 26, 2016)

New Pediatric Oncology Training Program Bridges the Gap for Kids in Africa  (St. Baldrick’s - September 29, 2016)

Texas Children’s Cancer Center extends its global impact (Texas Children's Hospital - August 01, 2016)

Global health initiative helps provide medication to African children with sickle cell (Texas Children's Hospital - June 29, 2016)

Angola Sickle Cell Initiative teaming with Bristol-Myers Squibb to provide children with medication for sickle cell disease (Texas Children's Hospital - June 24, 2016)

First-of-its-kind children’s cancer center launches in Botswana capital (Texas Children's Hospital - June 15, 2016)

2015

Texas Children’s expands crucial care to cancer and hematology patients in developing countries (Texas Children's Hospital - July 28, 2015)

2014

Making an impact on oncology training in Botswana (Texas Children's Hospital - December 31, 2014)

2013

International Scholars from Princess Marina Hospital visit for training (Texas Children's Hospital - October 22, 2013)

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