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Latest News

Training for professionals on children’s palliative care in Moldova

Last week Alex Daniels, ICPCN’s Education Officer represented ICPCN at a children’s palliative care (CPC) training workshop held in the city of Chisinau.  It was her first visit to the capital city of Moldova, a country with a population of just over 3.5 million situated between Romania and the Ukraine. She has written the following report […]

Report on 4th Global Gathering Maruzza Paediatric Palliative Care Congress in Rome

Education Officer for ICPCN, Alex Daniels, attended the recent 4th Global Gathering Maruzza Congress on Paediatric Palliative Care held in Rome. She shared the following report back on the congress with ehospice. Recently I attended the 4th Maruzza Congress held at Auditorium Antonianum in the city of Rome, Italy. It was my first visit to […]

Historic Astana 2018 Declaration on Universal Health Care includes references to palliative care

Forty years after the Alma Ata Declaration on Primary Healthcare was released in 1978,  a new Astana 2018 Declaration has been written and approved by ministers of health from around the world. Dr Katherine Pettus, Advocacy Officer for the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) who is presently attending the Global Conference on […]

New WHO guide on integrating palliative care into paediatrics launched in Rome

A new guide for healthcare planners, implementers and managers on integrating palliative care and symptom relief into paediatrics was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) at the 4th Global Gathering on Paediatric Palliative Care in Rome on Wednesday 24th October. The World Health Assembly has resolved that providing access to palliative care for children […]