Delegates challenged to share ideas to help provide palliative care

Prof Julia Downing (ICPCN CEO) and Dr MR Rajagopal, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Founding Chairman of Pallium India. PHOTO: Sally Mackay

THE International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) 3rd bi-annual conference came to a successful end on Saturday, 2 June.

The conference, held in partnership with local organisations Umduduzi – Hospice Care for children, Palliative Treatment for Children South Africa (PatchSA) and the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA), was attended by delegates representing 43 countries.

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The opening plenary session included rousing performances by the Open Air School choir and the djembe drummers from Hillcrest Primary School, followed by presentations from Prof Julia Downing, Chief Executive of the ICPCN, Dr MR Rajagopal, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Founder of Pallium India, as well as Dr Marie-Charlotte Bouessea from the World Health Organization.

KZN Health MEC, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo presented on the recently published palliative care policy for South Africa, specifically a commitment to children’s palliative care. He challenged each province with a heavy burden of disease to assess where they are in providing palliative care for children.

 

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