There are presently only two doctors consistently providing children’s palliative care in this impoverished country.
The Children’s Palliative Care Initiative Bangladesh (CPCIB) is an initiative of World Child Cancer, which aims to support the development of palliative care services available for children with life limiting conditions throughout Bangladesh over a period of five years, beginning in January 2016 and ending in December 2020.
The International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) has agreed to provide technical assistance with the project over this period as well as assist with funding.
The project, which began in January of this year, will work in partnership with local palliative care health care facilities and organisations, and will support the development and implementation of a broad range of palliative care initiatives, focussing on three key pillars:
- Awareness and Advocacy Activities
- Education and Training; and
- Service Provision through Model Centres for Children’s Palliative Care.
You can find out more about this project on the International Children’s edition of ehospice.