is universal access to high-quality palliative care, integrated into all levels of health care systems in a continuum of care with disease prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment, to assure that any patient’s or family caregiver’s suffering is relieved to the greatest extent possible.
is to improve the quality of life of adults and children with life-threatening conditions and their families by:
- facilitating and supporting palliative care training at all levels of health care systems
- providing guidance and technical assistance with palliative care policy, advocacy, clinical guidelines, and service implementation, including assistance to governments and nongovernmental organizations
- fostering palliative care research and evidence-based practice
- facilitating collaboration between hospice and palliative care providers, organizations, institutions, and individuals.
IAHPC uses different programs and resources to achieve change and improve the lives of millions of patients diagnosed with far advanced diseases around the world.
The organization focuses on program development, education, information dissemination, and policy changes to improve availability of good and adequate care of patients with advanced diseases.
It supports programs, projects, and individuals around the world, especially in developing countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.
IAHPC. About IAHPC. Who we are. Internet. Accessed on April 30, 2016.