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The focus on this World Health Day, 7 April 2019, is Universal Health Coverage, with the theme ‘Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere’. Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal. Key to achieving it is ensuring that everyone can obtain the care they need, when they need it, right in the heart of the community […]
Shadreck tries out his new chair watched over by his aunt and the palliative care team from Mzuzu Hospital Earlier this year we shared Shadreck’s story on ehospice. Eighteen month old Shadreck Longwe was born in a village in the northern region of Malawi. His mother died immediately after a home delivery from a twin pregnancy, […]
Butterfly Children’s Hospices (BCH) in China are looking for a new executive lead to carry the NGO into its next phase of developing palliative care services for children and their families in China. The NGO was set up with one aim in mind – to change the care of life-limited children and their families in […]
The Lancet publishes papers on core communication principles for communicating with children about illness and death
The global prevalence of life threatening conditions in children and parents makes it an urgent priority to develop child-focused communication guidelines for healthcare professionals to support families in their time of need. On Thursday 14 March The Lancet published two groundbreaking papers collating evidence and global expertise to derive core communication principles to assist healthcare professionals in communicating […]