In a live interview with the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) daily live news programme, Newsroom, presented by Eben Jansen, Joan Marston was asked about the recent resolution on palliative care passed at the 67th World Health Assembly and other issues related to children’s palliative care.
She explained that the passing of the resolution on palliative care at the WHA meant that all countries party to the Assembly would be actively encouraged to integrated it into their respective health systems as part of comprehensive care across the whole life force. She reiterated that this meant that palliative care should be provided from the tiniest newborn baby to the elderly.
Asked about the year ahead and how the first ICPCN conference held in India earlier this year had assisted in promoting palliative care for children worldwide, Joan said that a growing number of requests for assistance, advice and help with training had been received by the network. The ICPCN e-Learning modules had also been accessed by people from over 60 countries around the world and were proving to be an excellent source of education for people where formal training is not available.
Read more on the International Children’s edition of ehospice.
Watch the interview from 48 minutes: