New international alliance launched to address urgent needs of palliative care patients worldwide

Title:  New international alliance launched to address urgent needs of palliative care patients worldwide

Source:  Help the Hospices   

Follow this link for more information:  Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance Launch 

Date of publication:  5th May 2009

Publication type:  Website

In a nutshell:  On 5th May 2009 the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA) launched a new global action network designed to focus exclusively on hospice and palliative care development worldwide.  WPCA will provide a global voice to achieve this goal and undertake various activities including advocacy, education and training, policy development and research.  

WPCA is engaged in a range of activities to support professionasl working in palliative care including: 

  • advocacy
  • World Hospice Palliative Care Day
  • education and training
  • International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN)
  • policy
  • quality and standards
  • research.

Some important notes:  The WPCA  is a registered UK charity.  The Board of Trustees is an international board with worldwide representation.

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