New WHO Chronic Pain Guidelines

Children and adolescents have the right to high-quality treatments to manage their pain.

Palliative Care & Covid-19 Briefing Notes

This compilation collects the 27 original and lightly edited Briefing Notes


ICPCN wishes to support its members and all those working in children's palliative care throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic

ICPCN E-Learning

ICPCN launches new COVID-19 and children's palliative care e-learning course

CPC Manual

ICPCN's new Case-Based Manual on Children's Palliative Care aimed at a Global audience


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