The war between Russia and Ukraine continues. Violation of children’s rights and crimes against children in Ukraine continues. Children continue to die. The world can see the dark sides of humanity firsthand.
The world has not left Ukraine alone in this crisis. We continue to provide palliative care to children with life-limiting illnesses where we can, in the best way we can! We joined the ICPCN movement in support of children’s palliative care around the world! Moreover, this year’s campaign marked the 10th anniversary of Hats On for Children’s Palliative Care Campaign #HatsOn4CPC on Friday 13 October 2023. We wore hats on our heads because we, Ukrainians, are united with the world. We put on our hats with faith and prayers for all children.
We don’t know how long we have to live with this war. But we know that while we are alive, we support our children with life-limiting and life-threatening diseases and their parents. We don’t know when all this will be over. But we know that for the sake of future generations we need to improve children’s palliative care and it should be integrated into the Universal Health Service (UHC).