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Palliative care’s response to the Ebola virus?


Ebola……. From the CDC website: As of October 10, 2014 Total Cases: 8399 Laboratory-Confirmed Cases: 4655 Total Deaths: 4033 *Case counts updated in conjunction with the World Health Organization updates and are based on information reported by the Ministries of Health.   Symptoms (Again the CDC website:) Fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F) Severe headache … Continue reading

The Global #PalliativeCare Atlas: A joint @WHO and @theWPCA publication.


The WHO and the World Palliative Care Alliance are to be congratulated for the release of the Global Atlas of Palliative Care at the End of Life!  This is another part of the ongoing progress within the Global Health Community to advance palliative care! It is (conservatively) estimated that every year more than 20 million … Continue reading

#PalliativeCare Resolution @WHO #EB134 2014 #hpmglobal


The Executive Board of the WHO continues to meet in Geneva this week and on Thursday or Friday (January 23 or 24) will discuss a first resolution devoted entirely to palliative care. This resolution has been moved forward by Panama with the co-sponsorship of Australia, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, Libya, Malaysia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the … Continue reading

ESMO Global Opioid Survey!


 In 2010, Nathan Cherney, with colleagues from the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC), published  work that illustratedm in a startling manner, some of the reasons for differences in opioid access between Eastern and Western Europe. (Annals of Oncology, March 2010; Editorial, Palliative Medicine, 2010). Moved by the power … Continue reading

“A Silk Purse from a Sow’s Ear?” The 2011 WPCA Global Palliative Care Report Card


This World Hospice and Palliative Day, Oct 8th, 20011, the World Palliative Care Alliance (@thewpca) released a new report, Mapping Levels of Palliative Care Development: A Global Update 2011. Commendations to the principal authors, Tom Lynch, David Clark and Stephen Connor who make comparisons with a previous 2006 report. They analyze, using a method that they … Continue reading

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