Published on: February 23, 2017

On the 8th of February 2017, Silvia Lefebvre D’Ovidio presented the ‘Religions of the World Charter for Children’s Palliative Care’ to Members of the Scottish Parliament, faith community leaders, child-patients and their families, international palliative care advocates and members of the press, in a ground-breaking initiative promoted by The Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society (EMMS) International.

This is the first time that an important political institution has acknowledged the significant value of this Charter and the role that religions can play in the development and diffusion of palliative care for seriously ill and dying children around the world.

EMMS International commented: “This event represented a historic moment for Scotland’s Parliament; it was an ideal opportunity for MSPs to learn more about this unseen problem and contribute to creating a fairer world where every child receives palliative care should they need it.”

Let us hope that this initiative will be taken as an example and reproduced in other institutions around the world.

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