NCCS Around the World

The National Childen's Cancer Society Global Outreach Program partners with pharmaceutical companies to distribute donated cancer treatment drugs and medical supplies around the world. Since its inception in 1993, the program has distributed more than $316 million in medical products to 61 facilities in 43 countries around the world. It’s been estimated that more than 108,000 children with cancer have been treated from the generous support of the Global Outreach Program corporate partners.

Global Outreach

NCCS Global Outreach Program Most childhood cancers can be cured if treated promptly and effectively. However, due to lack of information, early detection and effective treatment, half of the children with cancer patients in developing countries will not survive. The NCCS Global Outreach Program partners with pharmaceutical companies to distribute donated cancer treatment drugs and medical supplies around the world. Doctors from hospitals and foundations in South America, Central America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe undergo a stringent application process to become a "Facility Partner.”

Facilities needing pharmaceuticals should contact the Global Outreach Program for help. Recipients must adhere to strict guidelines and ensure donated medicines are stored in secure areas. For program information, please click here to view our brochure (PDF format) or you may also contact:

Michele Scherpenberg
Vice President
Global Outreach Program
500  North Broadway, Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63102

Direct Phone: (574) 273-4774
Office: (314) 374-5592
Fax: (314) 735-2031
E-mail: Michele Scherpenberg

Global Outreach Program Questions

Q How does the NCCS Global Outreach Program assist children with cancer worldwide?
A The NCCS assists children abroad by providing donated pharmaceutical drugs and medical supplies to hospitals and organizations that help children with cancer.

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Are hospitals in other countries responsible for shipping charges for donated supplies?
A No. NCCS pays for all international shipping; however, any taxes/charges assessed by the receiving country’s health department upon arrival is the responsibility of the receiving facility.

Q Does the Global Outreach Program accept non-medical donated items?
A The Global Outreach Program will distribute items that are directly or indirectly related to pediatric oncology treatment to medical centers.