Global Health Academy

Global perspectives for palliative care; Integration and health system strengthening

How do you strengthen health systems? How do you really integrate palliative care? How do you meet the huge need for sustainable palliative care in the world? Is there evidence of transformation in the international settings of palliative care delivery?

These were the questions being addressed at a day conference hosted by the Global Health Academy and Cairdeas International Palliative Care Trust at Edinburgh University on Friday 19 June, 2015.

Leading international palliative care specialists and UK practitioners gathered to focus on the topic of integration, to consider how to marry the old with the new, to adopt innovative approaches in international settings and to bring palliative care onto the global health agenda.

Something is happening in global health in the world today - the WHO’s timely recognition of palliative care provides an immediate opportunity to make significant change, and it affects us all

Dr Liz GrantDirector, Global Health Academy
GHA Cairdeas