Our partners

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.

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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.

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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.

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UNICEFUNICEF 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.

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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.


World Health Organization:

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.


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