Levels of CPC Provision

ICPCN Estimated Levels of Children’s Palliative Care Provision Worldwide

ICPCN’s membership reaches into over 100 countries worldwide, which assists us in gaining what we believe to be a reasonably accurate estimate of the available levels of children’s palliative care services. We have created the map below as a visual representation of this, often anecdotal, information. If you feel that your country has been incorrectly reflected on this map, please do not hesitate to make contact with us as we are keen to keep this map as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.

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Evidence of broad palliative care provision for children. Approaching full integration within health care services as well as a national policy to support children’s palliative care.

Evidence of broad palliative care provision for children with training available and focused plans for development of services and integration into health care services.

Evidence of localised palliative care provision for children and availability of training.

Evidence of capacity building activities for the provision of children’s palliative care.

No known provision of children’s palliative care.

Map showing ICPCN’s estimated levels of children’s palliative care worldwide

Updated March 2017

List of Countries 

Level 1: Evidence of broad palliative care provision for children. Approaching full integration within health care services as well as a national policy to support children’s palliative care.

Australia
Belarus
Canada
Germany
United Kingdom
The Netherlands
United States of America

Level 2: Evidence of broad palliative care provision for children with training available and focused plans for development of services and integration into health care services.

Argentina
Belgium
Costa Rica
France
India
Italy
Latvia
Malawi
Malaysia
New Zealand
Poland
Singapore
South Africa
Uganda
 

Level 3: Evidence of localised palliative care provision for children and availability of training.

Austria
Brazil
Chile
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Georgia
Japan
Kenya
Kuwait
Philippines
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tanzania
Ukraine
Zambia
Zimbabwe

 

Level 4: Evidence of capacity building activities for the provision of children’s palliative care. Some localised provision may be available.

Bangladesh
Botswana
China
Ecuador
Egypt
Ethiopia
Finland
Iran
Iraq
Kyrgyzstan
Lesotho
Mexico
Namibia
Norway
Nigeria
Pakistan
Sudan
Turkey
Uruguay
Venezuela

 

Level 5: No known provision or capacity building activities for children’s palliative care

All countries not listed above fall into this category.

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