World Hospice and Palliative Care Day- Achieving universal coverage of palliative care: dispelling the myths

Categories: Community Engagement.

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day takes place on 12 October 2013. The theme for this year is: ‘Achieving universal coverage of palliative care: dispelling the myths.’

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. Voices for Hospices is a Mexican wave of concerts taking place on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.

Every year, individuals and organizations from Israel to Italy, from Norway to Nigeria come together to show their support for hospice and palliative care. Read about previous years’ events on the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day website. Join thousands of others around the world to celebrate and raise awareness of hospice and palliative care.

This year, participants are invited to look at where we are in relation to universal coverage of palliative care and some of the myths that are preventing more rapid progress.

We will also look at how palliative care fits in the Universal Health Coverage agenda that is the focus of many discussions at the national and global level.

The day is for anyone and everyone who cares about or is involved in hospice and palliative care anywhere in the world. If you are an organisation or an individual, with or without experience of hospice and palliative care, you can do something to support hospice and palliative care worldwide.

You can register your 2013 events on the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day website.