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Speaking up for palliative care as part of Universal Health Coverage at High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals

Thursday, 13 July 2017

The High-level Political Forum (HLPF), United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, is taking place in New York from 10-19 July.

Advancing culturally centred community palliative care in Ethiopia

Monday, 19 June 2017

Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) Executive Director, Dr Stephen Connor, visited Ethiopia recently to explore how to advance community palliative care drawing on a centuries-old cultural practice.

Greater than the sum of its parts – the 12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference

Friday, 02 June 2017

Joyce Chee, Executive of the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network, writes about the upcoming APHC 2017

Young, passionate women building a compassionate community in a slum in Bangladesh

Friday, 02 June 2017

Our Advocacy Director, Claire Morris, talks to the young palliative care assistants of the Compassionate Korail project

Contracts versus grants: Challenges to international development aid

Friday, 02 June 2017

The UK and international development sector is facing a period of unprecedented challenges. More than ever, the sector needs to come together to defend civil society.

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.

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