October 13, 2018

On World Hospice and Palliative care day, October 13, 2018, Pallium India is organizing a visit for patients and families to “Magic Planet”, the magic-themed park in Trivandrum. We expect around 450 people to take part in the program. The expense is estimated to be ₹1000 per person. We request you to donate and support us in making this a memorable day for the people in our care: https://palliumindia.live-website.com/donate/ (For more information, please contact Babu Abraham: +91-9746745502)

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. The theme of this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is: “Palliative Care – Because I Matter!

This year is the centenary of Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement. So it is fitting that this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day theme draws its wording from her iconic quote: ‘You matter because you are you and you matter until the end of your life’.

This theme was chosen because it centres on the experience of people affected by serious illness, looking at what matters most, including the often-overlooked financial impact of palliative care needs on individuals and households. The theme also contains elements of human rights and justice, asking: “If I matter, then why am I not getting the care I need?”To know more about the Day and to register your event, visit: http://www.thewhpca.org/about