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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

Where is the money to bridge the Cancer Divide? Learning from NCDs in the Jamaican context.


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

“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

Morphine, an outcome measure for improved control of NCDs??


As part of the historic UN High Level Meeting on Non Communicable Diseases, the WHO hosted a “Side event” on Targets and Indicators for NCDs. This meeting is soooo important that CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Sanjay Gupta have been broadcasting live from outside the gates!!  🙂 A “side event?”  Well, this Summit has a plenary … Continue reading

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