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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.

NOW 2015
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Our NOW campaign celebrates ICPCN's 10 year anniversary. Find out how you can be involved in the celebrations.

2nd ICPCN Conference
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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

Why should children suffer?

In this Little Stars short film we hear from leaders and experts in children’s palliative care from around the world who explain how this approach to caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening illness is more about LIVING than it is about dying. Children’s palliative care improves the quality of life of a child and that child’s family by forming a framework of support and providing the necessary expertise to ensure the child is comfortable and all their physical, social and emotional needs are addressed. Because…. why should children suffer?

We are using this film to help raise awareness of our push to establish children’s palliative care in Bangladesh through the Global Giving Gateway Challenge. Please consider a donation to help us to bring children’s palliative care to the 29 000 children who need it in Bangladesh.

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Zika Virus and children’s palliative care

The ICPCN has responded as follows to the sudden increase in children born with microcephaly in certain countries and the likely link to mothers being infected by the Zika virus during pregnancy.  “As the ICPCN we are concerned about the reported number of babies born with microcephaly and other neurological complications, especially in Brazil and in the Americas, and […]


Children’s palliative care gains stronger foothold in Ukraine

Children’s palliative care is gaining a positive foothold in Belarus, Moldova, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and other former Soviet countries. Healthcare professionals in these countries have realised that it is a vital component of public health services and that seriously ill children have rights. Children’s Palliative Care in Ukraine Neither Ukraine’s dire political and economic situation nor […]