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
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
From bedside to bench: Bringing clinical experience to international advocacy work | EAPC Blog. Comments from Lukas Radbruch, Past president of EAPC!
“But what exactly is meant by “cured”? Until the late 1950’s the term cure was generally taken to mean, in research terms, an overall 5 year survival rate. Now, however, the statistical concept of cure is much closer to the one we all have in mind – that for a group of post-treatment cancer patients, … Continue reading
Non Communicable diseases (NCDs) including palliative care were discussed at the United Nations’ New York Headquarters in September with a High Level Meeting. Talk but few commitments to the growing problem of NCDs in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC). Margaret Chan, the WHO DIrector-General, made the a further call for resources for prevent and … Continue reading