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Deadline approaching for True Colours Trust Small Grants for Children’s Palliative Care administered through APCA

The Trustees of the True Colours Trust have set aside funds towards a small grants programme for hospices and palliative care providers across Africa to support the development of palliative care. All work supported by this programme must adhere to the WHO definition of palliative care (http://www.who.int/cancer/palliative/definition/en/). Applications For eligibility, application requirements and guidelines please click here. Kindly […]

The role of palliative care when caring for children with cancer

For the first 22 months of his life Ayanda Khumalo was a normal child, living with his mother and grandmother near Durban, South Africa. Ayanda’s mother noticed an unusual swelling in his abdomen. She took Ayanda to the local district hospital where he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma. The next […]

Time is running out to register at Early Bird Rates for the 3rd ICPCN Conference

You have only 19 days left to register at the very low Early Bird rates to attend the 3rd ICPCN Conference Inspiration, Innovation, Integrationto take place in Durban, South Africa from 30 May – 2 June 2018.  The biennial conference, aimed at all members of the multidisciplinary team providing hospice and palliative care for neonates, toddlers, children […]

New publication highlights the history and work of the ICPCN

A paper, published this week in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (Volume 55, Issue 2 Pages S1-4 – S111) written by Prof Julia Downing, Joan Marston and Sue Boucher gives a detailed overview of the history and activities of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network that have led to the development of children’s pallaitive care services in […]