Published on: November 27, 2020

At the Roundtable of palliative care civil society representatives with the WHO on “Integration of Palliative Care into National COVID Response Plans per World Health Assembly 73/1” on 25 November 2020, the Director General of WHO Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made a firm commitment towards integration of palliative care into healthcare.

He said, “I met inspiring professionals who the WHO is proud to work with, to improve access to palliative care for people during COVID-19. We will keep striving to help people living with pain attain the quality care they deserve and raise their needs to the highest political levels.”  

Read Dr Tedros’ complete speech here: https://www.who.int/director-general/speeches/detail/who-director-general-s-dialogue-with-csos-integration-of-palliative-care-into-national-covid-response-plans

(Also present at the event were Lukas Radbruch, Prof Julia Downing, Harmala Gupta, Lucy Watts, Dr Stephen Connor, Dr Ednin Hamzah, Dr Dingle Spence and Rose Kiwanuka)

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