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

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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.

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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.


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.

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Jessica’s Story – Children’s Palliative Care in Singapore

In Singapore we meet Jessica and her family at the Hospice. Jessica and her family moved from Indonesia to Singapore to get the medical assistance Jessica needed, including Palliative Care. Jessica’s father describes her as a very active girl who was in the choir, took ballet and piano lessons and was always busy. Then one day her health began to deteriorate and a CT scan showed a brain tumour.

Talking of the support received from the hospice in Singapore Jessica’s mother Esther says, “I felt shocked. Like I couldn’t do anything. All I could do was pray. We must pray a lot because honestly everyday being faced with this. Sometimes I’m not strong, sometimes I’m exhausted. But here I feel grateful because our friends support us and give us strength.”

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Hats On For Children’s Palliative Care

The first Friday in October has been chosen as a global day of awareness raising for children’s palliative care. Recent research carried out by the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) has revealed that there are an estimated 21 million children living with life limiting and life threatening conditions, where palliative care would be an […]

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UN report highlights palliative care for children as a right

In a recent report from Dainius Puras, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the right to everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, palliative care for children is highlighted as a child’s right and one the interventions that should be made available across the continuum of care, citing […]