More than two-thirds of all cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
PIH and Children's Hospital Boston are working to make sure that Sibo Tuyishimire, a Rwandan boy with a deadly form of Hodgkin's lymphoma, doesn't become part of this dire statistic.
The 13-year-old from a poor village in Rwanda is currently receiving complex medical treatment in Boston.
In an accompanying interview, PIH's Dr. Sara Stulac, Sibo's doctor, also addresses the importance of treating cancer patients like Sibo in countries like Rwanda.
“There’s a lot of [cancer], it’s not being treated, and it can be treated with relatively few resources,” she said.
NPR's Here and Now told his story in a recent segment: