Cancer – The Journey of Hope – 2021 GRAND PRIX of Better Health and Well-Being – WHO Film Festival

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “Cancer – The Journey of Hope – 2021 GRAND PRIX of Better Health and Well-Being – WHO Film Festival” – below is their description.

“The journey of hope” tells the true story of Sapna, a 10-year-old girl living below the poverty line in North-West India who suffers from leukemia. This short film obtained in 2021 a “GRAND PRIX” in the 2nd edition of the Health for All Film Festival by the World Health Organisation. It’s a film directed by Jorik Dozy (The Netherlands) and Sean Lin (Malaysia)

Sapna and many other cancer patients, take an eight hour overnight train journey in order to reach a hospital where treatment is affordable. The region has seen such a fast growing number of cancer patients that it is known as the Cancer Capital of India. Studies indicate excessive use of pesticides on food crops as the leading cause.

More info: www.who.int/film-festival

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