Delegates were invited by Professor Xavier Batiste-Gomez, who has recently been appointed by the WHO to oversee the formation of this advisory group and to plan for the implementation of the WHA resolution: Strengthening of palliative care as a component of comprehensive care throughout the life course.
Dr Marie-Maule Kieny, Assistant Director-General, Health Systems and Innovation at WHO, launched the meeting via Skype. Dr Kieny gave a strong message on the need for people-centred care, incorporating palliative care.
The group will contribute to the development of a strategic plan for the implementation of the WHA resolution.
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