LÖSEV Foundation for Children with Leukemia

: Jul 26, 2021

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LÖSEV, The Foundation for Children with Leukemia is a non-governmental (NGO) and a not-for-profit public benefit organization that has been providing support for more than children with leukemia and cancer, adult cancer patients and their families since 1998.

As 87 % of the families of the children diagnosed with leukemia who are registered to LÖSEV are from a low-income background and 11% have no income at all, LÖSEV provides complimentary treatment at LÖSANTE Children and Adult’s Hospital. Intensive treatment, accommodation and meals are completely free of charge for the patients and the accompanying mothers.


LÖSANTE now provides service not only for children with leukemia but also to adult cancer patients. Moreover, it is also a multidisciplinary hospital; providing medical services in other disciplines from cardiology to psychiatry.

Each year people receive cancer diagnosis and every year a city full of people perish. Unfortunately, treatment centers are inadequate in the face of this increase and treatment success chance decrease. Due to this reason, we constructed Europe's most modern and well-equipped oncology city which will serve in all branches from oncology to eye diseases, from cardiology to radiation all units.

Education Centers for Children with Leukemia help children compensate for missing school terms due to the intensive treatment. LÖSEV Elementary School has opened its doors in 2008, where 150 students receive education under the curriculum of the Ministry of National Education.

Accommodation and employment for families, who have to migrate to reach treatment facilities is a vital problem. LÖSEV has established a Village for Children with Leukemia to ease this pressure.

LÖSEV gives priority to provide social and permanent services in all its activities; thus, has been carrying out Vocational Training Courses for leukemia and cancer survivors as well as the mothers of children with leukemia. The aim of this project is to provide those compulsory migrant mothers with employment opportunities through, an eligibility certificate at craftsmanship as well as providing them with gateway and relaxation opportunity.

Since the 1st Covid-19 case in Turkey, we have taken extra precautions and mobilized to reach out to our more than 40 000 registered cancer patients and their families to protect them against the pandemic. Hygiene kits including medical masks and sanitizers and food baskets are sent to families and our social services team regularly checks on our patients under quarantine to provide psycho-social support.

LÖSEV has become an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social council of the United Nations in the year 2007. Having granted vital equipment three times to LOSANTE, The United Nations Women Guild has been a generous supporter of LÖSEV and its activities.

We are also part of a global initiative and signatory of The World Cancer Research Declaration (WCRD) which aims to promote faster progress to defeat cancer by coordinating research among global partners and building on the worldwide investments in cancer research. 

With the purpose to raise awareness to the increasing cases along with the prevention of cancer, another event pioneered by LÖSEV for the first time throughout the world is, The International Week for Children with Leukemia. The Week is being celebrated for the past 20 years on the last week of May.

The treatment of leukemia and cancer can only turn into success with the support of individuals, institutions and corporate partners from all around the world. We, as LÖSEV, believe that by sharing ideas, experiences and information, we can improve the lives of our children and provide then a healthy and therefore, better future.

Within this framework, as a non-profit NGO who provides all above-mentioned services totally free of charge to our children and families, we wish to broaden our reach, improve our cooperation with international organizations and raise awareness about the increasing number of cancer cases and better ways to prevent cancer all around the world.

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