Dagny Faksvåg Haugen from Norway writes about the first internationally developed dataset to describe a palliative care cancer population.
South African Broadcasting Corporation
The first ever international children’s palliative care conference, being held in Mumbai, India was officially opened with the emphasis that every child’s life, no matter how short, is valued and cherished.
South Africa- Time Live
With insufficient support from government, the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) says thousands of terminally ill patients have no access to palliative care.
The Times of India
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a repeat land acquisition notice to a home for the dying and destitute in Santa Cruz to surrender part of its compound for road-widening.
The young actress Amala Pauls took a day off and visited the houses where the palliative care patients are taken care of.
Americans with heart disease are now more likely to die from cancer, lung disease and neurological causes than from heart problems, compared with 20 years ago.
Australia – The Guardian
Australia must accelerate its efforts to close the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, Tony Abbott will tell parliament on Wednesday.
In his address at the Inaugural Ceremony, held on the evening of the ICPCN Conference taking place this week in Mumbai, Maharashtra Minister of Health, Suresh Shetty, stated his support for a further roll out of children’s palliative care throughout the state.
ehospice South Africa
Five South African NGOs that work to promote cancer care have joined as one collective voice in launching the Voice of Cancer National Anti-Stigma project.
Dr Sonia Fullerton is a Palliative Medicine Consultant at the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, ehospice Australia spoke to her and asked her to share her thoughts about her work in palliative care.