World Health Assembly 67 (in 2014) was an exciting year for palliative care with the successful passing of the Palliative Care resolution. While Palliative Care was not an individual agenda item this year, in 2016, the Director -General will be required to report back to Assembly on Progress.
What was impressive at this 2015 Assembly (#WHA68) was the permeation of palliative care through the assembly. It is included by many member state statements and is included in side events regarding cancer control and essential medicines.
However there will be a new first on Monday May 25th. A pediatric palliative care side event organized by the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (@ICPCN). Follow this by twitter on both #Hpmglobal and #WHA68.
#hpmglobal chat on Monday May 25th will follow at 12 n GMT (1pm London: 2pm Geneva; 10 pm Sydney; 8 am NYC) and will continue the discussion on Pediatric Palliative Care.