Cansupport Celebrates World Hospice And Palliative Care Day Through Soul Fest



New Delhi, October 4, 2019

CanSupport is organizing Soul Fest-celebrating community and wellness to mark World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2019 on 12th of October, at the The British High Commissioner’s Residence from 9 am to 6pm.

This year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day theme is ‘My Care, My Right’ and 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.

His Excellency, Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG shares his views - “We are delighted to be a part of Soul Fest and the celebration of World hospice and palliative care day. Palliative care is an integral part of cancer management. We truly appreciate the work that CanSupport is doing for cancer patients."

Harmala Gupta, Founder- President CanSupport said: "World Hospice & Palliative Care Day, recommits to the goals of palliative care. These goals focus on the needs of patients and families facing serious life limiting illnesses and conditions. Palliative care needs to be an integral part of universal health care. At CanSupport, we believe that sustained advocacy with like-minded partners will provide patients and their caregivers easy and affordable access to the life altering services they need".

Dr Stephen Connor, Executive Director of the WHPCA, explains: “The numbers are huge and so is the unmet need as only a minority of countries have implemented equitable palliative care programs through a public health approach. This year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is about collectively saying, palliative care is the right of every man, woman and child. Together we can stop unnecessary pain and distress during illness and at the end of life.”

The event will see prominent Individuals, Corporations, General public, Students, Foreign national all coming together for a cause.

Towards the end of the event, there will be a music performance by two talented music groups of Delhi:

  • Academy of Integral Music and Research (AIMR symphony group)
  • Jingle Bells

About CanSupport

CanSupport is North India’s Largest Home-based palliative care service provider and a WHO awarded organization. We work with the mission to provide free palliative and supportive care services to cancer patients since 1996. Since its inception our teams have brought medical, emotional, social and spiritual care at the homes of people battling cancer. We now have 31 teams and currently look after 2600 patients at any time in Delhi, Haryana, UP and Punjab. All our services are free of charge.

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