Category: Featured Stories

#HatsOn4CPC
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#HatsOn4CPC

On Friday, October 9th the team at Global Partners in Care (GPIC) donned hats and masks to support the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) event #HatsOn4CPC – Hats (and Masks) on for Children’s Palliative Care. Every year, on the second Friday in October, ICPCN holds a virtual awareness event highlighting the global need of...

More Than Comfort: My Pediatric Palliative Care Journey
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More Than Comfort: My Pediatric Palliative Care Journey

John Couri, University of Notre Dame, Junior, GPIC Intern Danny Thomas, the founder of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, said, “No child should die in the dawn of life.” Danny had a dream when he opened the doors of St. Jude in 1962, and it has lived on ever since. When I first reflected on...

Importance of Education in Palliative Care
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Importance of Education in Palliative Care

In spite of its growing recognition and expansion, the field of palliative care has struggled to reach its full potential in the global context. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the leading deterrents of palliative care growth include a lack of national health policies and systems that include palliative care, limited palliative care training...

The Spread of COVID-19 in Africa
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The Spread of COVID-19 in Africa

The pandemic in Africa is somewhat enigmatic. High numbers of deaths were expected there due to fragile health systems, lack of access to preventive measures, barriers to testing, and potentially vulnerable populations. On May 22, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) noted that Africa reached 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. It took the continent 14 weeks to reach this milestone...

APCA’s Strategy to Combat COVID-19
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APCA’s Strategy to Combat COVID-19

In March 2020, as the first cases of COVID-19 were reported on the African continent, the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) began implementing a comprehensive communications plan to prevent and manage the spread of the disease. While many of the communications tools were developed to help national palliative care associations disseminate reliable public health information,...