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Palliative Care in Latin America

International Congress: Palliative Care in Latin America, Peru (Oct. 12-13, 2018)

Palliative care is an important issue in Latin America – and presents some challenges. Alongside better pain treatment and access to appropriate pain medication, training for palliative care staff is one of the highest priorities

According to Peru's National Institute of Statistics and Information, 60% of Peruvians need access to palliative care at some point in their lives. For this reason, the Grünenthal Foundation for Palliative Medicine intends to provide support for education and training in Peru by awarding scholarships to medical students..

The Grünenthal Foundation for Palliative Medicine is organizing a congress for international specialists in this field. The aim of the congress is to stimulate fresh energy and explore new directions for this topic. The Palliative Care in Latin America Congress will take place in Lima on October 12-13, 2018. The congress will offer participants from all over the world a platform for scientific exchange, while also making a significant contribution toward preventing unnecessary suffering among terminally ill patients.

The Cuidados Paliativos: Fortaleciendo el Sistema Sociosanitario (CP-FeSS) platform

For palliative strategies to be effective, it is important for governments and civil society to work together to find ways of strengthening the system of delivering care.

For this reason, leading palliative care organizations in Latin America have joined forces within a platform called Cuidados Paliativos: Fortaleciendo el Sistema Sociosanitario (CP-FeSS). This platform is run under the scientific responsibility of the (ALCP).

Partners collaborating in the CP-FeSS 2018 include Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones para el Estudio del Dolor (FEDELAT) and the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC). The Grünenthal Foundation for Palliative Medicine is responsible for funding and non-financial support, such as logistical support.

The CP-FeSS platform invites national and regional policy makers, regulators and health care decision makers to interact through open dialogue about policies that aim to improve access to palliative care in Latin America. You can find more information about the CP-FeSS here: http://cuidadospaliativos.org.