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Read the latest news in children's palliative care from around the world.

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Relevant events and conferences taking place around the world.

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Our NOW campaign celebrates ICPCN's 10 year anniversary. Find out how you can be involved in the celebrations.

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Our 2nd International Conference takes place in May 2016 in the exciting city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Not everyone understands the meaning of children’s palliative care. Watch this video to find out  what children’s palliative care is about and why we need to ACT NOW for children with life limiting conditions. Featuring Joan Marston, ICPCN’s CEO and Dr Julia Ambler from Umduduzi, Hospice Care for Children in Durban, South Africa.

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Announcing the release of A Really Practical Handbook of Children’s Palliative Care

ICPCN is delighted to announce the release of A Really Practical Handbook of Children’s Palliative Care for Doctors and Nurses Anywhere in the World by Dr Justin Amery. The book is available as an ebook with the option of a FREE digital download in PDF or ePub format or can be purchased as a hard […]

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New ICPCN Blog post – Living Life as a Gift

In this latest ICPCN blog, Janet Legemaate gives an honest response to the question boys who live with life-threatening conditions. She writes…. I am often asked “how do you cope?”  I realised when thinking about this question that there are so many reasons for how we do cope with the situation we find ourselves in.  I […]

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#CPCDialog discusses children’s palliative care at an international level

The ICPCN will host their next #CPCDialog tweetchat on ‘children’s palliative care at an international level.’ Research recently undertaken by ICPCN in 2015 revealed that worldwide there are over 21 million babies, children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, however, less than 1% of these 21 million are receiving palliative care. Given these astounding statistics […]


The ICPCN releases new advocacy messages for World Health Day

Introductory research conducting by ICPCN in 2015 revealed that more than 21 million children globally are in need of palliative care. 98% of these children in need of palliative care live in low and middle income countries and almost half are concentrated in Africa. Due to these unacceptable statistics the ICPCN has committed to advocating for […]