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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

JAMA Forum: The Public Health Challenge of Drug Overdose « news@JAMA

This JAMA Forum article, by Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, a pediatrician and Secretary of the Maryland Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene. A balanced piece. I particularly like how he finishes it!  “..sees the problem in full.”  This should include the under treatment of pain! “With so many perspectives on the challenge of drug overdose, … Continue reading

WHO Palliative care Report: Exec Board Jan 2014

The World Health Organization is the world’s governing body for health care with it HQ in Geneva and the annual meeting of the World Health Assembly (WHA) In May each year. In the prior January, the Executive Board of the World Health Assembly meets to work on the agenda for the WHA, discussing and proposing … Continue reading

Cancer patients suffer from poor access to palliative care –

Cancer patients suffer from poor access to palliative care – From the Financial times: World Child cancer addressing palliative care & access to opioids

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