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Relieving Pain and Suffering for Millions

Millions of people around the world with serious illnesses do not get palliative care. That is, medical care that could relieve their pain and suffering. It’s estimated that 80 percent of those in need of palliative care are in low and middle income countries. Only about one in ten people who need palliative care are getting it. That’s according to a new publication from the World Health Organization and the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance. “Palliative care is whole person care...

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