Care Now

Fondazione Maruzza Lefebvre D’Ovidio Onlus



Everyone has a right to the best quality of life possible.
Everyone deserves to be cared for, even if a cure is not possible.
What do we want?
We want to improve the knowledge and the culture of palliative care.


We want that everyone, including children and elderly persons, has a right to dignity and respect, and that their needs, not their illness, is the focus of care.


We want to ensure that every child has a playroom and a birthday party with playmates. We want that every mother and father have a life outside of their child’s illness.




Phone: +39 06 3290609







Yes, it has been 20 years since we founded MERIMNA, our Greek non profit organization for the care of children and families who encounter serious illness and death experiences. During these years we have made a social contribution that no other organization offers in Greece, and includes:


– The provision of bereavement support and pediatric palliative care services


– To more than 50,000 children


– The organization of 5 panhellenic conferences and 331 workshops and seminars all over Greece, and the training of 325 health care professionals and educators through annual programs.  Read more…

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota



Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is one of the largest children’s health care organization in the U.S.A, with 381 staffed beds at its two hospital campuses in St. Paul and Minneapolis. An independent, not-for-profit health care system, Children’s of Minnesota provides care through over 13,000 inpatient visits and more than 200,000 emergency room and other outpatient visits each year.

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Children’s Hospital at Westmead



The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, the largest paediatric centre in NSW, is world-renowned for its high quality, specialised treatment of sick children.


Part of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, it provides specialist care for children from around Australia and across the Pacific Rim as well as community education, advocacy for improved child health and ground-breaking research into childhood illnesses, all in a positive, caring and healing environment.

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Russian Children’s Palliative Care Foundation



–  Advocacy
–  Campaigning/lobbying
–  Community palliative care services
–  Counselling/bereavement
–  Family support
–  Help/Information/advice
–  Public awareness
–  Research

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Think Foundation



Editor’s Note: Support for Think Foundation is kindly provided courtesy of the Amit Iyer Memorial Foundation.


Think Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, registered under Section 25 (1) of the Companies Act, 1956 and incorporated on 23rd January 2006. The Registered Office of Think Foundation is situated in the state of Maharashtra within the jurisdiction of the Registrar of Companies, Maharashtra.

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To live in a world where children’s palliative care is acknowledged and respected as a unique service, and every child and young person with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families can receive the best quality of life and care regardless of which country they live in. The International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) shares a vision that the total need of life-threatened or life-limited children should be met to encompass physical, emotional, spiritual and developmental aspects of care.

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Hospis Malaysia is a charitable organisation that offers professional Palliative Care to patients who are suffering from life-limiting illness, and who live within Klang Valley. Care extended by Hospis Malaysia transcends age, gender, culture, religion and social standing and is offered free-of-charge. Located at Taman Sri Bahtera, Cheras, Hospis Malaysia serves as the base for the operational team, and houses within it office space, a Day Care Centre, a Resource Centre, a Counselling Room, and a Training Centre for the workshops we conduct regularly.


Not affiliated with any political, religious, governmental or private groups, Hospis Malaysia depends entirely on individual and corporate support as its’ source of funds. Besides donations received, the numerous fundraising events organised by Hospis Malaysia ensure a steady stream of fund inflow to enable continuous and effective running of the hospice. Funds received are managed by a team of council members who act, on a voluntary basis, as trustees of Hospis Malaysia’s funds while full time staff, headed by the CEO/Medical Director, handle the operational aspects of the hospice.


Over the years, Hospis Malaysia has established itself as a strong advocate for professional Palliative Care in the country. This recognition is the result of of its committed involvement in major international Palliative Care developments, and its close working relationship with the Ministry of Health Malaysia, universities and clinical partners. Hospis Malaysia’s track record as a committed Palliative Care education and training provider in the country, backed-up by its strong international teaching faculty, has also further reinforced its position in the field of Palliative Care, both locally and internationally.


Hospis Malaysia also has affiliations with notable international Palliative Care networks which complement and support its role as a recognised Palliative Care training and education provider in the country. One such collaboration is with the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN). Dedicated to promoting hospice and Palliative Care in Asia and the Pacific, APHN acts as a bridge that links all its members who are interested in developing hospice and Palliative Care programs in the Asia Pacific region. We are also collaborate with the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), to focus on advancing palliative care programs, education, research and policies to improve the care provided to our patients.










Palliative Care Australia is the peak national organisation representing the interests and aspirations of all who share the ideal of quality care at the end of life.


Specialist palliative care providers have specialist knowledge, skills and expertise in the care of patients, their families, carers and communities, who are living with and dying from a terminal condition.


Quality care at the end of life is realised when strong networks exist between specialist palliative care providers, primary generalist, primary specialist and support care providers and the community – working together to meet the needs of all people.




Quality care at the end of life for all.




To influence, foster and promote the delivery of quality care at the end of life for all.







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Together for Short Lives is the leading UK charity for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them. We support families, professionals and services, including children’s hospices. Our work helps to ensure that children can get the best possible care, wherever and whenever they need it.


From the moment of diagnosis, for whatever life holds, we help to ensure that families make the most of their precious time together.

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Sunflower Children’s Hospice was established 15 years ago as a response to the increasing number of children with HIV and AIDS at that time, as well as many children with a variety of life-limiting conditions.


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