2019 World Hospice and Palliative Care Day Commemoration Report
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Palliative care is a family centered approach to provision of holistic care to both adults and children living with serious and life limiting illnesses such as: Cancer, chronic liver failure; drug –resistant tuberculosis and other chronic conditions. The main focus of care is relieving pain; preventing suffering and supporting the best possible quality of life and dignified death. The World Health Organization estimate that one percent of the total population, need palliative care. In Malawi; 175,000 people need palliative care according to Cumulatively 58 percent of the target population have been reached across the 94 palliative care sites available at all levels of care. In Malawi the event was commemorated on 11th November 2019 at Mwanza Community ground in Mwanza District.
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