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WELCOME

Welcome to Gold Anchor Pediatric Cancer Foundation, a registered Childhood Cancer Foundation that focuses on assisting young cancer patients and suspects to get diagnosed and treated! We particicpate in community engagements and support our patients, emotionaly, physically and financisly through these trying times...

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Get to Know Us

Gold Anchor Pediatric Cancer foundation was founded in 2017 by 'Mamaseru Maqhobela, who is currently playing the role of a director.

The foundation's main mission is to combat cancer, especially in children in Lesotho who have been proven through research, to suffer the consequences of late diagnoses and treatment, due to the lack of knowledge about cancer in their communities...and of course, lack of resources.

Our Mission and Objectives

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WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING PATIENT AND FAMILY SUPPORT

We are with you every step of the way. As a team of individuals who have been affected by cancer, we understand the emotional and mental strain that cancer can bring on affected families.

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OUR MISSION

Our primary goal is to save children and youth from cancer and rare incurable childhood diseases while reducing suffering for both patients and affected families.

Gold Anchor Pediatric Cancer Foundation is dedicated to educating Basotho about childhood and youth cancers.

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OUR KEY OBJECTIVES

  1. Early diagnosis and testing

  2. Accessible medical centers

  3. Preventing missed appointments

  4. Treatment continuity

  5. Patient Care Home

  6. Awareness and community engagements

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There may be no better way to communicate what we do than through images. As you browse our site, take a few moments to let your eyes linger here, and see if you can get a feel for our signature touch.

We have, among our members, parents of children who have had cancer, and have had firsthand experience of taking care of them. These individuals know better than anyone, the journey and the struggle of taking care of a child with cancer, of losing a child to cancer, and of course helping a survivor cope, post harsh cancer treatments. These are the mothers and fathers, who have made it their mission to make sure that no other parent goes through what they went through, but if they must...not alone.

Among the team there are also survivors and patients undergoing cancer treatments, these loving souls, whom I call my heroes are the real beacons of hope, they sacrifice their time and strength, just to ensure that no one goes through what they went through and are going through. They participate in outreaches when feasible and may request assistance on behalf of other patients that they connect with through their treatment journeys.

Our Childhood cancer foundation not only support children with cancer but also adults who have been diagnosed with cancer. We provide information, guidance, and emotional support to help patients and their families navigate through the difficult journey of cancer. We offer a range of services such as counseling, support groups, and cancer information to help patients cope with the physical and emotional challenges of cancer.

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WHY GOLD ANCHOR EXISTS?

Childhood cancer is not rare as most people still believe, and unfortunately, children can die from cancer without being diagnosed in developing countries and here is why:

  1. Late Diagnosis:

    • in many low-income and middle-income countries like ours, there are delays in diagnosing childhood cancers, we know . . . because we experienced it.​

    • Lack of awareness, limited access to healthcare, and inadequate diagnostic facilities contribute to late diagnoses.

  2. Inaccurate or missed diagnoses:​

    • some children receive inaccurate diagnoses or go undiagnosed altogether duee to resource constraints.​

    • misdiagnoses can lead to inappropriate treatment or no treatment at all.

  3. Treatment accessibility:

    • Access to cancer treatmnet is challenging in low and middle income countries.

    • Children may not receive necessary therapies due to financial barriers, lack of infrastructure, or distance from treatment centers.

  4. Abondonment of treatmnet:

    • even when diagnosed, some children abandon treatment due to various reasons, including financial strain or lack of family support.

Gold Anchor is putting in the effort to improve childhood cancer care access, access to essential medicine and nutrition, and early diagnosis and treatment, which are all crucial in saving lives in all settings.​

Where to Find Us

Ha Seoli Botleng / Lower Seoli

Maseru, Lesotho

Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
​​Saturday: 10am - 2pm
​Sunday: Closed

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