WHO pandemic preparedness and response treaty omits mention of palliative care

A World Health Organization Bulletin article was recently published in coordination with PallCHASE executive Joan Marston. The article describes how the COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that health systems around the world are not equipped to provide essential health services. This includes palliative care, which remains widely inaccessible on a global scale.

Experts in the field have emphasized the importance of including palliative care in future pandemic planning. However, the responsible parties for drafting and negotiating the WHO pandemic preparedness and response treaty have yet to incorporate this crucial element.

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