WORLD HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE DAY 2019 THEME

World Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance has announced the World Hospice And Palliative Care Day 2019 theme, ‘MY CARE, MY RIGHT’. The theme aims to communicate that palliative care can be demanded by the public – and that, together, every person impacted by a life limiting illness can influence their policy makers to prioritize palliative care financing under Universal Health Coverage. This year’s WHPCD 2019 comes on the heels of the UN High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) on 23 September. Therefore, a key action for the campaign will be to call on governments to listen to people who need or access palliative care and support the inclusion of the essential package of palliative care in all national Universal Health Coverage (UHC) schemes.

WHPCD THEME