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Read the latest news in children's palliative care from around the world.

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Relevant events and conferences taking place around the world.

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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.

Latest Little Stars Video

Pain relief in Children’s Palliative Care – Wasswa’s story

In Uganda we meet a Wasswa, a child being treated by Dr Henry Ddungu (Uganda) with oral morphine to treat his cancer pain. Wasswa’s story was filmed in Uganda while Moon Shine were making the LIFE Before Death film but felt it was important to highlight that although Little Stars is focused on how palliative care is helping many children accomplish the extraordinary in the face of serious illness, there are up to 20 million children around the world who cannot access palliative care. Many of these children can’t access even basic pain relief.

You can find out more in LIFE Before Death’s short film Pediatric Palliative Care.

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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 […]