The mission of the International Outreach Program at St. Jude is to improve the survival rate of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases worldwide, through the sharing of knowledge, technology and organizational skills. There are currently 24 official partner sites in 17 different countries around the world.
International Outreach helps partner medical institutions develop tailored evidenced-based protocols for treating children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude physicians serve as mentors to physicians at our partner sites and consult on difficult cases.
We train nurses in best practices in clinical care and work with pathologists on techniques for accurate diagnosis. We also partner with local fundraising foundations that support the medical programs. This model has proven to be highly effective in providing children in developing countries access to modern treatment and care.