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#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...

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...

HIV/AIDS and COVID-19
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HIV/AIDS and COVID-19

When our organization began in 1999, it was in response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic sweeping through Sub-Saharan Africa. GPIC partner, Matthew 25 House, began in Ghana in 1998 with a similar mission. HIV is one of the deadliest global public health threats in recent history, having claimed nearly  33 million lives to date. This viral infection...

Pamoja Twaweza – Together We Can!
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Pamoja Twaweza – Together We Can!

Palliative care is unique in its ability to offer a holistic approach to patient care. The capacity to address the patient’s physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs and adapt to various circumstances makes palliative care special. Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, palliative care providers continue to deliver the best possible care within their...

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...