Global supermodel named as new ambassador for ICPCN

150128 Micheline Etkin

The International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) is thrilled to announce the appointment of the beautiful world-class supermodel, Micheline Etkin, as their new global ambassador. The ICPCN is a worldwide network of individuals and agencies advocating for the rights of children and young people with incurable conditions to receive palliative care.

Micheline, who was born in Lebanon and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, now lives with her husband in Arizona and is the mother of three adult children. She is a compassionate philanthropist, well known for her passion for charity work to benefit children.

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ICPCN Mumbai Declaration 2014

We believe that all children (neonates, children and young people) have the right to the best quality of life. When they have life-limiting conditions they have the right to high quality palliative care to meet their needs.

We believe that euthanasia is not part of children’s palliative care and is not an alternative to palliative care. It is imperative that we work together to improve access to children’s palliative care around the world, including ensuring access to appropriate pain and symptom control.  

We call on all governments to transform children’s lives through the development of children’s palliative care, and in particular we urge the Belgian government to reconsider their recent decision to allow euthanasia of children.

This includes:
1.    Access to children’s palliative care within the children’s health care system
2.    Access to appropriate pain and symptom management (including medications) for all children
3.    Supporting children and their families to be able to live their lives to the best of their ability for as long as possible.

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Join the ICPCN Conference in Mumbai

The International Children's Palliative Care Network Conference
Transforming Children's Palliative Care - from ideas to action
10 - 12 February 2014

The ICPCN Conference 2014 aims to provide a platform for sharing of ideas and action strategies for advocating and an opportunity for strengthening networks among professionals in the field of Children’s Palliative Care. Due to limited capacity, delegate numbers are limited to 400, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

The Conference will be held at the Tata Memorial Centre, Dr Ernest Borges Rd, Parel, Mumbai, India

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Duchess of Cambridge speech at Malaysian hospice highlights the value of partnerships

Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge today visited a hospice in Malaysia to make her first public speech abroad, reaffirming her commitment to supporting the hospice movement. This follows her first official speech at The Treehouse Hospice in Ipswich in March, the newest of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). The ICPCN is delighted with the Duchess’s decision to focus worldwide attention on both adult and children’s palliative care, particularly in developing countries.

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Sabine Kraft ist Vizepräsidentin der ICPCN

Die Geschäftsführerin des Bundesverbands Kinderhospiz und Vorstandsmitglied der Bundesstiftung Kinderhopsiz, Sabine Kraft, wurde zur Vizepräsidentin der ICPCN gewählt