Structural funding for a coordination unit in Belgium

The Belgian Society of Paediatric Haematology-Oncology (BSPHO) brings together doctors and healthcare professionals from the 8 recognised Belgian paediatric haemato-oncology centres.

The BSPHO coordinates scientific collaboration among professionals through the organisation of meetings, working groups and conferences. The BSPHO also coordinates and initiates the participation of the Belgian centres in international academic clinical trials.

Until 2020, the BSPHO’s activities relied mostly on the time and goodwill of devoted clinicians, as well as on the National Coordination Cell (1.7 FTEs), the salaries of which are funded through the Belgian Cancer Plan.

Together with the King Baudouin Foundation, KickCancer supported the BSPHO in its effort to identify ways to further develop the organisation, its processes and efficiency.

From that analysis, the BSPHO identified the need for a general manager to supervise its operations and coordinate its strategy - which would still be defined by its board of directors.

Pierre Mayeur took up the position of Managing Director of the BSPHO in June 2020 and with him, we are looking forward to further supporting the BSPHO to optimise its processes as well as the collaboration between the eight paediatric haemato-oncology units in Belgium to further improve the quality of care offered to children and young adults with cancer in Belgium.

KickCancer funds the position of Managing Directors as well as the necessary tools that allow an efficient collaboration within the BSPHO (Coordination Cell and all centres).

Structural funding for a coordination unit in Belgium

  • Financed: 100 000 euros per year
    More than 85% of your donations go to financing research and supporting our advocacy work, less than 15% go to administration.
  • Duration: Recurring
  • Countries: Belgium
  • Disease: All paediatric cancers
  • Status: Ongoing
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