Mahak, Iranian Society to Support Children with Cancer

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The Mahak Society to Support Children with Cancer is a non-governmental organisation in Tehran dedicated to helping Iranian children with cancer. It runs an 18000 m2 hospital in the north of Tehran.

The organisation was founded in 1991 by Saideh Ghods. She had experienced having a child with cancer and had witnessed first hand the difficulties faced by her child, and pledged that she would set up a center that would act as a sanctuary for children and their families in a similar situation.

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Target 7 Improve access to service across the cancer care continuum
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