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Hats On for CPC is an annual ICPCN event aimed at raising awareness of children's palliative care through a global social media campaign.


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Find links and information on events and conferences relevant to Children's Palliative Care around the world.

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We’d like to tell your stories

ICPCN is looking for new personal narratives and images to use in the work we do to support and develop children’s palliative care internationally. These true stories and related photographs can be from family members, from children themselves and from those who provide care. The strategic nature of our work means that our direct connection to individual children […]

New fact sheet on palliative care and Universal Health Coverage published

International hospice and palliative care organisations, including ICPCN, have published a fact sheet on Universal Health Coverage and palliative care. The fact sheet is based on the findings of The Lancet Commission Report on Palliative Care and Pain Relief. The report estimated that 61.5 million people experience serious health related suffering worldwide, and that an […]

Christian radio interview with our Chief Exec. Prof Julia Downing

Premier Christian Radio in the UK has recently released a podcast featuring an interview with Professor Julia Downing, the Chief Executive of ICPCN. Interviewed by Andy Peck from Premier Christian Radio for a programme calls ‘The Leadership File’, Prof Downing, who is also an Honourary Professor at Makerere University in Uganda, talks about how it […]

Founding Assembly and First National Symposium of the China Association for Life Care (CALC) Children’s Palliative Care and Family Health Care Professional Services Committee

Saturday 19th May 2018 saw the Founding Assembly and the First National Symposium of the China Association for Life Care (CALC) Children’s Palliative Care and Family Health Care Professional Services Committee at the Beijing Children’s Hospital. As he opened the symposium and launched the committee Prof Wang Tianyou, Vice President of Beijing Children’s Hospital, heralded […]