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Keep up to date with the latest news in children's palliative care from around the world.

Calendar for front page

Keeping you 'in the know' about relevant events and conferences taking place around the world.

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#Hatson4CPC takes place on Friday 2 October and aims to raise funds and awareness of children's palliative care.

NOW 2015
Now for front page

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

2nd ICPCN Conference
ICPCN COnference

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


The sky's the limit in our ICPCN blog which features writers from around the world who have important things to say about children's palliative care.

Latest Little Stars Video

Faith and dying – Joshua’s story
This latest Little Stars film released earlier this week was filmed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and features the story of a family caring for a young boy, Joshua, who suffers from MECP2 duplication syndrome. There is no curative treatment for MECP2 duplication syndrome and when he became very ill they took Joshua to the hospital where, initially, medical staff did not want to care for him in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). After finally convincing them to admit him to ICU, he spent two months there and in the High Dependency Unit, with Yoong Teck seldom leaving his side.

Not expected to survive, Joshua’s oxygen levels did improve enough for him to be transferred to the general ward, and later discharged. This is when Hospice Malaysia stepped in and assisted the family by providing them with the holistic support they so desperately needed.

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Richard Hain

A post Cardiff Conference interview with Dr Richard Hain

Dr Richard Hain is a well-known and highly respected figure in children’s palliative care and Scientific Chair of the Cardiff Conference. In this in-depth email interview, post the recent successful 7th International Cardiff Conference on Paediatric Palliative Care, he speaks of science, compassion, euthanasia and correcting errors of understanding and reasoning.     Q: What […]

Wayne Parnell holding a child

ICPCN arranges for the Protea’s to give 67 minutes to children with life-threatening conditions for Mandela Day

The South African cricket team, known as the Proteas, recently gave 67 minutes of service in honour of Mandela Day to children with life-threatening conditions in Chittagong, Bangladesh. This event was arranged by ICPCN. Video courtesy of Proteas South Africa YouTube Channel.  It was a blistering hot day at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium […]