World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2019
This year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is on October 12, 2019.
The theme for this year’s palliative care day is: Palliative Care: it’s “My Care, My Right”.
The theme My Care, My Right aims to communicate that palliative care can be demanded by the public – and that, together, every person impacted by a life limiting illness can influence their policy makers to prioritize palliative care financing under Universal Health Coverage.
This year’s WHPCD 2019 comes on the heels of the UN High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) on 23 September. Therefore, a key action for the campaign will be to call on governments to listen to people who need or access palliative care and support the inclusion of the essential package of palliative care in all national Universal Health Coverage (UHC) schemes.
To know more about World Palliative Care Day, please visit: http://thewhpca.org/about