The Cancer Alliance today releases the first Section of the Advocacy Toolkit Part 2: The SA National Policies.
National Policy Framework and Strategy for Palliative Care 2017-2022
We start this new series with the National Policy Framework and Strategy for Palliative Care 2017-2022, and today’s release covers the new policy at a high level:
- What does South Africa’s new National Policy Framework and Strategy on Palliative Care 2017 – 2022 mean for you as a cancer patient?
- The six basic models of Palliative Care that must be provided; Medication, Counselling and Access to other therapies and transport;
- And why Palliative Care is so important.
It is also essential that the government drives the initiative, and ensures that the policy remains an active document to guide provincial strategy to implement its content, and ensures that the policy is adequately funded and healthcare workers are trained accordingly.