VIVA Foundation For Children With Cancer is a Singapore-based charity which aims to translate the high cure rate of about 90% for childhood leukemia achieved at St Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, USA; into Singapore and the whole region where the cure rate in some countries are low.
In May 2006, a memorandum of understanding was signed between St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, National University of Singapore(NUS), National University Hospital(NUH) in Singapore and VIVA Foundation for Children with Cancer (VIVA).
The goal of Viva Foundation is to improve the survival rate and cure of children with cancer, especially childhood leukemia, in Singapore and the region. Viva Foundation hopes to achieve this by:
(1) establishing a world-class
Children’s Cancer Centre at the National University Health System
(2) promoting clinical research and treatment of childhood cancer; and
(3) advancing the training of doctors and nurses from Singapore and the region. The Viva–University Children’s Cancer Centre (VUC3) at NUHS, in collaboration with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (USA), will be the hub to translate research into improvements in the cure of childhood cancers, train doctors and nurses, and treat children with cancer.
Through active facilitation of close working relationships with its partners, the Viva Foundation hopes to advance the care of patients with childhood cancer in Singapore and Asia and save the lives of as many children as possible, with the support of kind-hearted donors.