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ESMO Endorses Joint Statement on Palliative Care Within the WHO European Region Progress Report on the Implementation of the Action Plan on NCDs for 2016–2025, at 72nd Regional Meeting of WHO Europe

15 Sep 2022

ESMO, together with other organisations, endorsed a joint statement on the ‘Implementation of the Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in the WHO European Region 2016–2025: Progress report’ at the 72nd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, 12-14 September 2022, in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The statement:

  1. Welcomed the Action Plan’s inclusion of palliative care and its recognition of the need to continue to improve palliative care services, acknowledging they suffered major disruption because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Appreciated WHO Europe’s support to Member States to improve palliative care services, as part of its ‘United Action Against Cancer’.
  3. Urged Member States to take action to:

In conclusion, the International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care and the endorsing organisations reaffirmed in the statement their commitment to partner with WHO Europe and its Member States to accelerate the uptake of basic health worker education, supply chain strengthening, regulatory strengthening to promote balanced policies, and access to affordable generics.

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