WHO Palliative Care pre-congress workshop

‘Expanding access to quality palliative care worldwide’

5th October 13.30-16.00 (CET)








Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, WHO-EURO

Rudi Eggers, WHO-IHS


WHO’s priorities

 Objectives of the session


Session 1


Eric Krakauer (US)/

Hibah Osman (Lebanon and US)

Assessment of palliative care development and quality.

Carlos Centeno (Spain), Shams Syed (WHO), Anna Ray (UK)




Session 2


Julia Downing ICPCN/ Julie Ling EAPC/WHO

Children’s Palliative Care and Access to Medication

Ayesha De Costa (WHO), Emily Harrop (UK), Xiohara Gentica (Philippines), Gilles Forte (WHO), Mark Mwesige (Uganda)

Session 3


Stephen Connor WHPCA/ Katherine Pettus IAHPC

Civil Society and Government – Progress on implementation of WHA Resolution on PC

Elaine Kim (Singapore), Maria Cordoba (Colombia), Lameck Tambo (Malawi), Ernesto Jaramillo (WHO), Helena Davies (UK)

Summary & Close


Liz Gwyther WHO Marie-Charlotte Bouësseau, WHO



Session 1: Assessment of Palliative Care Development, Quality and Cost

for detailed program and cvs, see separate document session 1 program and bios


Hibah Osman, Assistant Professor, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA; Founder Balsam Palliative Care Center, Lebanon

Eric Krakauer, Associate Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA and University of Medicine & Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Carlos Centeno, Professor, University of Navarra, Spain

Shams Syed,  Quality of Care, Integrated Health Services, WHO

Anna Ray, Public Health Specialty Registrar, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.


Session 2: Children’s Palliative Care and Access to Essential Medicines

for detailed program and cvs, see separate document session 2 program and bios


Julia Downing, Chief Executive International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN)

Julie Ling, Chief Executive Officer, European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC); Chair of Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Association; Technical Specialist on Palliative Care, WHO-EURO


Ayesha De Costa, Scientist, Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, WHO

Emily Harrop, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Care and Medical Director, Helen and Douglas House, Oxford, UK.

Xiohara Gentica, Paediatric Palliative Care Fellow, The Philippines

Gilles Forte, Access to Medicines and Health Products, WHO

Mark Mwesige, Country Director, Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU), Kampala, Uganda


Session 3: Civil Society and Government – Progress on implementation of WHA Resolution on Palliative Care

for detailed program and cvs, see separate document session 3 program and bios


Stephen Connor, Executive Director, Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Association

Katherine Pettus, Senior Advocacy Director, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care


Elaine Kim, Ageing Planning Office, Ministry of Health, Singapore

Maria Cordoba (Colombia), pediatric palliative care physician, HOMI Fundación Hospital Pediátrico La Misericordia, Bogota, Colombia; Professor of medicine, University of Los Andes, Colombia; President of ASOCUPAC (Colombian Palliative Care Association)

Lameck Tambo, Executive Director, Palliative Care Association of Malawi 

Ernesto Jaramillo, Global TB Program, WHO

Helena Davies, Trustee Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance and person living with palliative care needs, UK


Summary & close