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Children’s #PalliativeCare side event at World Health Assembly #WHA68 – #Hpmglobal discussion to follow


    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 … Continue reading

#PalliativeCare, Public Health, Community Health or both?


It is great that these recent 4 weeks have seen four meetings significant for Global Palliative care. These are the Asian Pacific Hospice and Palliative Care Network meeting, the European Association of Palliative Care Congress (#EAPC2015), the Public Health and Palliative Care Meeting (#PHPC15) and the World Health Assembly.  It is an exciting time for Palliative Care but one could … Continue reading

Celebrating success: A Palliative Care Law for Colombia


It is with great pleasure that we share some recent successes of the Pain and Policy Studies Group’s International Pain Policy Fellowship (IPPF). The principal goal of the IPPF is to develop national leaders from low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMICs) and empower them with the necessary knowledge, skills and guidance to improve the availability and … Continue reading

A letter from Bangladesh: IR Morphine at last!


Drs Farzana Khan and Rumana Dowla of Bangledesh, have been International Pain Policy Fellows with the support of Livestrong! I had the honor to participate in the the first seminar with fellow visiting colleagues, Drs Cynthia Goh and Eric Krakauer.  It is always a pleasure delight and honor to hear of impact of one of … 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

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