Palliative Care and Health Systems

This webinar will explore the successes and challenges in advocating for and integrating palliative care into health systems.

- Asia/Kuala Lumpur

UNU-IIGH and the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care will host a webinar on palliative care and health to celebrate this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.

By 2060, an estimated 48 million people will die with serious health-related suffering, which represents an 87% increase from 26 million people in 2016. 83% of these deaths will occur in low-income and middle-income countries. Palliative care (PC) addresses serious health-related suffering. Effective civil society advocacy and official support at all levels of governance are essential to ensure the integration of palliative care into health systems.

Panellists in this multistakeholder dialogue will include policymakers from Ministries of Health and Civil Society representatives, who’ll be exploring the successes and challenges they’ve experienced advocating for, and integrating palliative care into, health systems.

For more information, or to register to attend, see the event announcement on the UNU-IIGH website.

The event is open to all and will also be live-streamed on YouTube.