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World Hospice and Palliative Care Day theme announced

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Universal Health Coverage and Palliative Care: Don’t leave those suffering behind!

New book provides the latest information on establishing palliative care organisation and delivery worldwide

Friday, 19 May 2017

A new book on: ‘Building Integrated Palliative Care Programmes and Services’ has been published by former members of the Technical Advisory Group supporting the World Health Organization Palliative Care Initiative.

Integrating palliative care into the development and humanitarian health response for displaced Syrians in Jordan

Monday, 15 May 2017

Displaced people from the war in Syria are taking refuge in neighbouring countries such as Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey in what is considered the worst humanitarian migration crisis since 1945.

Total worldwide mortality increases from 55.64 million to 56.3m

Thursday, 27 April 2017

The World Health Organization has published the latest update of its Mortality Database, reporting that total worldwide mortality increased from 55.64 million in 2012 to 56.3M in 2015.

World religions and palliative care organisations publish charter on palliative care for older people

Monday, 24 April 2017

Representatives from major world religions and palliative care organisations have published a charter on palliative care for older persons.

Fire strikes Korail slum, community palliative care team responds

Monday, 24 April 2017

Compassion in action as community palliative care team responds to slum fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Open Society Foundations publish fact sheets on palliative care as a human right

Friday, 13 January 2017

The Open Society Public Health Program has published three fact sheets, available in English and Spanish, examining palliative care as a human right and particularly how it connects to children and older persons.

African Ministers of Health adopt Kampala Declaration on palliative care

Thursday, 25 August 2016

This document will allow citizens and civil society to hold their governments accountable to ensure the delivery of quality palliative care services.

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