International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care

International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care At IAHPC we are dedicated to the promotion, development and advancement of hospice and palliative care throughout the world. IAHPC is a global non-profit, membership organization dedicated to the development and advancement of palliative care to assure that any patient’s and family caregiver’s suffering is relieved to the greatest extent possible.
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IAHPC works with UN agencies, governments, associations and individuals, to develop and implement appropriate policies for the inclusion of palliative care as a component of Universal Health Coverage; increase access to essential medicines for palliative care; foster opportunities in palliative care education, research and training; and increase service provision around the globe.

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June 16  The WHO’s new guidance for NGOs: the IAHPC executive director and advocacy officer comment, plus other importan...
06/16/2021
Policy and Advocacy - International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

June 16 The WHO’s new guidance for NGOs: the IAHPC executive director and advocacy officer comment, plus other important advocacy news. https://bit.ly/3pJgZbl and https://bit.ly/3x7oY4u

May advocacy began by clarifying the Joint Action Plan on Palliative Care, which we are developing as a “live document” with the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus requested this plan at our first civil society dialogue in November 2020 and reiterated th...

Join or renew your  membership now to take advantage of 20% off! This offer runs until July 31 and is good across ALL me...
06/01/2021
Join IAHPC - International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

Join or renew your membership now to take advantage of 20% off! This offer runs until July 31 and is good across ALL membership categories (see prices for a one-year membership below; we also have 2-year and lifetime memberships). Sign up here: https://hospicecare.com/join-iahpc/

Individual membership from a country that is...
low-income: now just $16
middle-low: now just $40
middle-high: now just $76
high income: now just $132

Institutional membership
from a high-income country: $320
from any other country: $240

Check your country income status (as determined by the World Bank) here: https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups

Membership options: The IAHPC has 4 different membership categories: Individuals, Undergraduate Students, Post-Graduate Students and Organizations / Institutions.

Humanized care: How Harmala Gupta’s cancer treatment while in Canada helped guide the foundation of India's CanSupport. ...
05/25/2021
Featured Story - International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

Humanized care: How Harmala Gupta’s cancer treatment while in Canada helped guide the foundation of India's CanSupport. What made this big impact? Find out in the May Newsletter’s feature story! https://bit.ly/34dCjf1

In 1987, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. At the time I was completing a PhD at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Accompanying me were my husband and three-year-old son. How I wished I were back home, in India! Now I know that it was the right place for me to be at the time. I brought...

Register here for this webinar on advocacy Check your time zones! This evening for those in the Americas, tomorrow for o...
05/24/2021

Register here for this webinar on advocacy Check your time zones! This evening for those in the Americas, tomorrow for our friends in Australia and the WPRO region. https://bit.ly/3ywAmZc #palliativecare #advocacy #medicines

Register here for this webinar on advocacy Check your time zones! This evening for those in the Americas, tomorrow for our friends in Australia and the WPRO region. https://bit.ly/3ywAmZc #palliativecare #advocacy #medicines

Register for this great looking webinar with two palliative care leaders in Africa. Dr. Zipporah Ali, Kenya, and Dr. Ann...
05/21/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: AN AFRICAN ETHOS FOR PALLIATIVE CARE AND BEYOND. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Register for this great looking webinar with two palliative care leaders in Africa. Dr. Zipporah Ali, Kenya, and Dr. Anne Merriman, Uganda https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ww1U0i5qQYmZFzERBbfJeA

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: AN AFRICAN ETHOS FOR PALLIATIVE CARE AND BEYOND. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Our May Newsletter: news about palliative care advocacy in a nutshell In the May issue: a report on 2 side events at UN ...
05/18/2021
Policy and Advocacy - International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

Our May Newsletter: news about palliative care advocacy in a nutshell
In the May issue: a report on 2 side events at UN meetings & a palliative care roundtable with WHO's Director General https://bit.ly/3wjdV7I
Skim the Table of Contents for what interests you: https://bit.ly/3uIGf3g

IAHPC convened two virtual side events at regular sessions of UN organizations in April, and co-organized a second roundtable on palliative care with Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization, to futher develop our action-oriented Joint Program of Work. The detailed p...

Looking for a useful palliative care app? See the May IAHPC Newsletter for a review of Fast Facts: https://bit.ly/3uZsf5...
05/18/2021
Opioid Calculator Apps: Then and now - International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

Looking for a useful palliative care app? See the May IAHPC Newsletter for a review of Fast Facts: https://bit.ly/3uZsf5j. Dr. Romayne Gallagher's reviews appear quarterly.
Pallicare review: https://bit.ly/3weG93F
3 opioids calculator reviews: https://bit.ly/36wSViz

Opioid rotation is defined as switching the route of administration or switching from one opioid to another. Intolerable adverse effects (nausea, confusion, persistent sedation etc.), development of analgesic tolerance, or inadequate analgesia despite titration are the usual reasons. Switching opioi...

Opioid Epidemic Negatively Influences Opioid Use for Pain Management in Advanced Cancer #palliative #cancerpain https://...
05/14/2021
Opioid Epidemic Negatively Influences Opioid Use for Pain Management in Advanced Cancer

Opioid Epidemic Negatively Influences Opioid Use for Pain Management in Advanced Cancer #palliative #cancerpain https://www.curetoday.com/view/opioid-epidemic-negatively-influences-opioid-use-for-pain-management-in-advanced-cancer

According to a survey of 26 patients with advanced cancer, many reported that the U.S. opioid epidemic impacted their opinions of opioid use for pain management and conversations with their clinician regarding prescriptions.

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) is pleased to announce it will provide ten (10) sc...
05/14/2021

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) is pleased to announce it will provide ten (10) scholarships to support the participation of its members in the following online educational #palliativecare events: 2021 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (21OPCC) September 7-10, 2021. 17th World Congress of the EAPC October 6-8, 2021, 14th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference (APHC) November 13-14, 2021. Details here https://bit.ly/2SNI94y

Your latest advocacy news, book reviews, an app review (FastFacts) and more in the May IAHPC Newsletter. Scan the table ...
05/12/2021
May Newsletter - International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

Your latest advocacy news, book reviews, an app review (FastFacts) and more in the May IAHPC Newsletter. Scan the table of contents for what interests you: 45 seconds well spent.
https://bit.ly/3uIGf3g

The Continuing Care and Palliative Care team from Hospital Clínico de la Universidad de Chile submitted the winning poster in the COVID-19 category at the recent ALCP mini-conference, Jornada Virtual. They are (L-R): Palliative Care Director Dr. Alejandra Palma Behnke, student nurse Francisca Bello...

In case any of our followers missed this article!! By our advocacy folks and board members around the world. Carrying th...
05/06/2021
In their Own Words: Advocates Describe Their Ongoing Work to Relieve Serious Health Related Suffering

In case any of our followers missed this article!! By our advocacy folks and board members around the world. Carrying the message.

Palliative care is the active holistic care of individuals across all ages with serious health-related suffering due to severe illness, and especially of those near the end of life. It aims to improve the quality of life of patients, their families and…

IAHPC was honored to co-convene a two hour conversation on the urgency of integrating palliative care into COVID19 respo...
04/30/2021

IAHPC was honored to co-convene a two hour conversation on the urgency of integrating palliative care into COVID19 responses with Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization. Look for a full report in our May Newsletter, out next week. Pictured is Ms. Victoria Diehl, caregiver for her father in Costa Rica. Her testimony can be found on at the link below, or with the other presentations on our Advocacy Page https://bit.ly/2SgkbyA

IAHPC was honored to co-convene a two hour conversation on the urgency of integrating palliative care into COVID19 responses with Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization. Look for a full report in our May Newsletter, out next week. Pictured is Ms. Victoria Diehl, caregiver for her father in Costa Rica. Her testimony can be found on at the link below, or with the other presentations on our Advocacy Page https://bit.ly/2SgkbyA

IAHPC recommends a baseline research agenda on family caregivers in palliative care.Details on this and more in the News...
04/28/2021
IAHPC News - International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

IAHPC recommends a baseline research agenda on family caregivers in palliative care.
Details on this and more in the News section of the April Newsletter https://bit.ly/3trBlXu

The International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care organized two side events at key international meetings during the month of April. Side events are useful fora for educating UN delegations and civil society organizations about key issues facing the intergovernmental organizations.

Please join us on Wednesday for the Second Interactive Dialogue with Dr. Tedros, Director General of the World Health Or...
04/26/2021

Please join us on Wednesday for the Second Interactive Dialogue with Dr. Tedros, Director General of the World Health Organization on integrating palliative care into global, national, regional, and community health policy. Experts from around the world, including service recipients. Simultaneous interpretation in English, French, and Spanish. PC in emergencies, compassionate communities, PC nursing, indicators, and access to essential PC medicines. To join the dialogue, use the link below: https://who.zoom.us/j/97190670917
Meeting ID: 971 9067 0917 Passcode: [email protected]
WHO has not confirmed if the meeting will be recorded so make every effort to join. IAHPC will provide and share a full report of the dialogue for those who cannot attend.

Please join us on Wednesday for the Second Interactive Dialogue with Dr. Tedros, Director General of the World Health Organization on integrating palliative care into global, national, regional, and community health policy. Experts from around the world, including service recipients. Simultaneous interpretation in English, French, and Spanish. PC in emergencies, compassionate communities, PC nursing, indicators, and access to essential PC medicines. To join the dialogue, use the link below: https://who.zoom.us/j/97190670917
Meeting ID: 971 9067 0917 Passcode: [email protected]
WHO has not confirmed if the meeting will be recorded so make every effort to join. IAHPC will provide and share a full report of the dialogue for those who cannot attend.

Showing the way!
04/23/2021

Showing the way!

Please spread the word about these FREE services in and around #Trivandrum so that we can reach people who need #palliativecare during these challenging times. Let's not leave anyone behind. Please share this in your groups.

Dr. Chitra Venkatesh Pallium India and Mehac Foundation represents IAHPC at WHO dialogue with Civil Society pre World He...
04/20/2021

Dr. Chitra Venkatesh Pallium India and Mehac Foundation represents IAHPC at WHO dialogue with Civil Society pre World Health Organization. Thanks also to other IAHPC members Tania Pastrana, Eve Namisango and Ednin Hamzah for participating in the morning session on Health Workforce and COVID Response. Texts of their interventions will be posted on the Advocacy Page at http://www.hospicecare.com

Dr. Chitra Venkatesh Pallium India and Mehac Foundation represents IAHPC at WHO dialogue with Civil Society pre World Health Organization. Thanks also to other IAHPC members Tania Pastrana, Eve Namisango and Ednin Hamzah for participating in the morning session on Health Workforce and COVID Response. Texts of their interventions will be posted on the Advocacy Page at http://www.hospicecare.com

Is there a protocol for care? Geriatrician and palliative medicine doctor Claudia Burlá of Brazil addresses the question...
04/20/2021
Featured Story - International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

Is there a protocol for care? Geriatrician and palliative medicine doctor Claudia Burlá of Brazil addresses the question in the April issue of the IAHPC Newsletter. https://bit.ly/3wKRCsK

Care. This small and seemingly simple word has gained tremendous importance over the past few decades. History shows that, in the past, life span was short. Improvements in health care and general living conditions that occurred throughout the 20th century have also improved life span. We see the ou...

If you have a smartphone, and are an IAHPC member, you could win $300 US in our Photo Contest! Second and third prizes a...
04/16/2021

If you have a smartphone, and are an IAHPC member, you could win $300 US in our Photo Contest! Second and third prizes are $200 and $100, and all three give you an extension to your membership.
Pictures taken on your Smartphone are a high enough resolution to qualify; anyone can take a great photo! The deadline is May 31.
For details, go to the News section of the April Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3trBlXu

If you have a smartphone, and are an IAHPC member, you could win $300 US in our Photo Contest! Second and third prizes are $200 and $100, and all three give you an extension to your membership.
Pictures taken on your Smartphone are a high enough resolution to qualify; anyone can take a great photo! The deadline is May 31.
For details, go to the News section of the April Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3trBlXu

Our April issue celebrates IAHPC's 25th year, but still contains key features— such as the Advocacy Report, where you ca...
04/13/2021
April Newsleter - International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

Our April issue celebrates IAHPC's 25th year, but still contains key features— such as the Advocacy Report, where you can read the full text of IAHPC’s statement to the United Nations’ 11th Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing that took place at the beginning of the month.
Browse the Table of Contents here: https://bit.ly/3g8b2SG

“What seems important to me is that we do not get upset when some ventures fail, others enjoy short term success, when some reject our teaching and others tweak it to satisfy their dreams of empire. We never had a blueprint. Heretical as it is to say so today, we never did comprehensive needs asse...

Please view the recording of our powerful side event at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs this morning, co-sponsored by m...
04/12/2021
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Please view the recording of our powerful side event at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs this morning, co-sponsored by many organizations, the governments of Belgium and Australia, the World Health Organization, the INCB and the Human Rights Council. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pskznZOUewg-T3hVaJiO1rwwJUb4xb9r/view?usp=drive_web. Thanks to Harm Reduction International, DeJusticia, Hospice Africa Uganda, Paliamed, the Vienna NGO Coalition on Drugs, Asociacion Salvadoreña para el Estudio, Tratamiento de Dolor y Cuidados Paliativos (Salvadorean Association for the Study, Treatment of Pain and Palliative Care). UN Special Rapporteur for Health said it is an "ethical imperative to ensure that all people in all countries of the world can access essential medicines including those under international control." We agree and will continue advocating until it is so.

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