Palliative care brings dignity, reduces pain and suffering and enables children and adults diagnosed with a life threatening disease or condition to live a quality life for as long as possible.

South Africa has a new national policy on palliative care that aims to change the face of ongoing care for people living with cancer, including the rich and poor, the old and the young, and those who live in cities as well as those who live in the most remote rural areas. The full National Policy Framework and Strategy on Palliative Care – 2017 – 2022 can be accessed here.

If you don’t know what rights you’re entitled to, you won’t be in a position to demand that which is rightfully yours. This series of information pamphlets has been developed to ensure cancer patients and their families get all the help possible, at the time when they really need it.

View each section, view the slides, or download the text and slides in various forms.

1. The New PolicyView SlidesDownload MS Word docx
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2. Adults with CancerView SlidesDownload MS Word docx
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3. Cancer and ChildrenView SlidesDownload MS Word docx
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4. Stories of Hope, Care and SurvivalView SlidesDownload MS Word docx
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