[Perspectives] Strategies to promote sustainable care for children with cancer in Ukraine

February, 02, 2024 | Select Oncology Journal Articles

The Russian invasion of Ukraine caused the fastest growing displacement crisis since World War 2, forcing over 8 million people to seek refuge abroad.1 Additionally, the war resulted in extensive damage to crucial civilian infrastructure and disruption of health-care delivery. As of October, 2023, WHO reported 1280 verified attacks on health-care infrastructure in Ukraine, resulting in 1142 impacted facilities.2 Along with direct damage to health-care facilities, indirect impacts, such as decreased accessibility of health-care services, disruptions of operations, displacement and migration of the health-care workforce, and health-care funding constraints,3 pose substantial risks to sustainable delivery of health care.

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