St. Jude Global

Our mission is to improve the survival rates of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases worldwide through the sharing of knowledge, technology, and organizational skills.

About St. Jude Global

Today, more than 80% of children with cancer live in low- and middle-income countries. Most of those children will die from their diseases. St. Jude Global, a major expansion of the former St. Jude International Outreach Program, is a strategic initiative led by the St. Jude Department of Global Pediatric Medicine. Our goal is to have a fundamental impact on this sobering statistic and to improve treatment outcomes for children around the world.

The core pillars of our efforts are:

  • Education and training programs offered through the St. Jude Global Academy
  • Collaborative work with our Global Alliance members and collaborators around the world to strengthen health systems and impact patient care
  • World-class research to advance knowledge and drive continuous improvement in the level and quality of care for children worldwide

Explore Online Resources

Take advantage of St. Jude resources from anywhere in the world. St. Jude Cure4Kids offers online training, education and collaboration tools for the international health care community, and teaches children and parents about the science of cancer. 

Online Resources

Selected Success Stories

El Salvador: Increased survival rate for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common childhood cancer, from approximately 5% in 1993 to 48% in 2000

Brazil (Recife): Increased survival rate for children with ALL from 32% in the 1980s to 63% in 2002

China: Demonstrated successful outcomes using low-cost treatment for children with ALL, catalyzing governmental policy changes to substantially increase funding for childhood cancer treatment

Honduras (Tegucigalpa): Implemented early detection campaigns for retinoblastoma that effectively reduced late diagnoses of the disease from 73% to 35%

Lebanon: Developed a regional pediatric hematology-oncology network to enhance cancer care for all children in the Middle East and the Mediterranean

Morocco (Rabat): Increased survival rate for children with Hodgkin lymphoma from 43% in 2000 to 70% in 2013