Our Young Leaders include frontline workers and cancer advocates who are at the forefront of protecting and supporting cancer patients during the current pandemic.
We are sharing links to their experiences and publications below so that their advice and expertise may support others facing similiar challenges.
During these uncertain times, leaders need to be able to respond quickly and adapt their usual ways of working to ensure that they can continue to provide essential services and protect the most vulnerable people in society.
Despite focussing on very different situations, the articles below highlight the need to be innovative and adaptable in response to the pandemic
Many of our Young Leaders working as health care professionals are currently witnessing the effect of this pandemic on their cancer patients. In the articles below our Young Leaders, Florence and Felipe, share how they have adapted as front line workers to ensure safe access to cancer screening and treatment services while Ishtar shares how her organisation has adapted to continue providing support to childhood cancer patients and their families remotely.
Ahmed is a clinical academic who has continued to to contribute to research and education projects, supporting medical students when their universities and training programmes were affected by the pandemic.
“We are doing everything we can, offering a maximum of counselling services and physical training programmes remotely, even pet therapy! They may not have the same level of effectiveness but they can still help reduce stress and the sense of solitude, and ward off fear and depression.”
"The good thing is that we, the nurses, are conscious of the severity of this pandemic and are doing our very best to see that we remain safe by using the available PPE and regular hand washing to ensure we can take care of the people we receive, especially during this critical moment.”