Palliative Care addresses health related suffering and is an essential primary health care service. IAHPC provides educational resources to our members to help them support their patients who are suffering. They also need to educate their policymakers and the public about palliative care. Advocacy is strongest when it includes the voices of those who deliver and those who receive palliative care. Few such resources exist to support palliative care advocacy or clinical care.
More than 70% of people in the world who need palliative care cannot access it. Faith based & charitable organizations on shoestring budgets are the main providers. Advocacy at all levels is essential to raise consciousness of benefits for patients and health systems. IAHPC is filling the current knowledge abyss in a public policy & clinical care that limits service delivery at all levels of healthcare systems. Join our global movement today!
The IAHPC is conducting a series of monthly online advocacy training course. Effective advocacy activates a feedback loop that extends from member state treaty bodies and official documents, through civil society organizations, to the patient and family and back again. Some of the topics covered are the institutional landscape, essential medicines, developing a needs assessment & policy brief, PC integration, and advocacy for PC education.
The WHO has 194 Member States (which are various country's governments). The IAHPC has members in 106 countries. The goal of this program is to train at least one IAHPC member from each country to act as an effective PC advocate, to join the global social movement for a world free of health-related suffering. Our advocacy training program will empower our members in those member states to advocate for PC issues that will directly affect patient care.
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