ICPCN is proud to work in partnership with a number of influential and high profile organisations to further our vision and to fulfil our mission to provide quality palliative care to every child who needs it.
WHPCA: The ICPCN represents the voice for children on the Worldwide Hospice and Palliative Care Association and ICPCN’s Chief Executive is a board member of this association. The WHPCA promotes universal access to affordable quality palliative care through the support of regional and national hospice and palliative care organisations.
Hospice UK and the Department of International Development: In October 2010 The UK Department of International Development (DFID) approved a proposal submitted by Help the Hospices to work with ICPCN to improve access to palliative care for children with HIV/AIDS in Malawi and the Maharashtra District of India, over a five year period. The ICPCN acted as the co-ordinating body to enhance support in the development of children’s palliative care programmes in these two countries. Find out more about this project here.
UNICEF: UNICEF and ICPCN collaborated on a research project to identify the need for palliative care for children. Initially working in 3 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe, the goal is to develop a methodology that can be used in other countries.
Global Partners in Care and ICPCN have agreed to work closely to develop palliative care for children in sub-Saharan Africa. The first collaborative project will be research into the core elements of an effective children’s palliative care model in Africa.
The World Health Organization gave ICPCN the mandate to coordinate work on the research agenda as published in annex 5 of the Guidelines for the Treatment of Persisting Pain in Children.
ICPCN funded the printing of these Guidelines.