New WHO infographic on palliative care released

Categories: Policy.

The infographic is available to download in all six WHO languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish).

Using easy to understand pictures, the infographic sheet explains what palliative care is, when it is needed, and who it is needed by.

It also illustrates the global need for palliative care, as well as the gaps in and barriers to access.

The sheet concludes by recommending that countries implement the WHA resolution 67.19 on palliative care by integrating palliative care into national health policies.

Dr Stephen R. Connor, Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) Senior Research Fellow, said: “The WHO has just released a helpful new infographic on the importance of implementing the World Health Assembly’s resolution on palliative care. It highlights some basic facts on palliative care that come from our WHO/WHPCA Global Atlas of Palliative Care at the End of Life. This is a very useful tool for advocacy.”

You can download the infographic from the WHO website.

For a more detailed analysis of the global need for palliative care at the end of life, you can download the Global Atlas from the WHPCA website.