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Latest News

Palliative Care at the 72nd World Health Assembly

This week, the 72nd World Health Assembly Session is underway in Geneva, Switzerland – with a host of consequential health topics discussed including the theme,”Universal Health Coverage: Leaving No-one Behind”. Follow deliberations on Twitter at: #WHA72; #PalliativeCare Watch live coverage of #WHA72 plenaries at: Today, May 21st at 7pm local time, the IAHPC will be hosting the […]

Declaration calls for the right of South African children to receive palliative care

The Declaration You are asked to sign a declaration made by PatchSA (the SA children’s palliative care network), calling for palliative care for every child with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness in South Africa. The declaration originated at a High Level National Stakeholder Meeting for children with serious illnesses held near Johannesburg earlier this year and […]

ICPCN calls for children’s palliative care for all this World Health Day 2019

The focus on this World Health Day, 7 April 2019, is Universal Health Coverage, with the theme ‘Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere’. Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal. Key to achieving it is ensuring that everyone can obtain the care they need, when they need it, right in the heart of the community […]

A custom made CP chair for Shadreck after his story was told on ehospice

Shadreck tries out his new chair watched over by his aunt and the palliative care team from Mzuzu Hospital  Earlier this year we shared Shadreck’s story on ehospice. Eighteen month old Shadreck Longwe was born in a village in the northern region of Malawi. His mother died immediately after a home delivery from a twin pregnancy, […]