SAVE THE DATE – Rome, 20-23 November 2019

EPEC-Pediatrics – Advanced Pain & Palliative Care Workshop, for the first time in Europe.

Since 2003 the Maruzza Foundation has provided specialised paediatric palliative care training opportunities for over 4.000 healthcare workers at both a national and international level. In 2019, as part of its campaign for improved global access to pediatric palliative care, the Foundation has joined forces with the devisors of the EPEC Pediatrics Curriculum to offer the cutting edge ‘Advanced Pain And Palliative Care Workshop’ for the first time in Europe. The goal of this project is to enhance both the access and quality of Pediatric Palliative Care by making this comprehensive training program available to as many children’s palliative care providers as possible from throughout the European region, the Mediterranean basin and neighboring territories. To this end the organizers have committed to offer the workshop for reduced rates for participants from low and middle-income countries (LMIC).

EPEC-Pediatrics features state-of-the-art knowledge in pain treatment, symptom management and training in the skills required to address key domains in Pediatric Palliative Care. The program is designed to give pediatric healthcare professionals (incl. physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, psychologists etc.) the knowledge and skills needed to provide excellent palliative care to their patients and their families.

👉 Registration is now open

‼️Special rates for low income countries‼️

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The 4th Maruzza Congress on Children’s Palliative Care Update

The full congress report is now downloadable on-line


The Maruzza Foundation at the 68th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe

Giovanna Abbiati, representing the Maruzza Foundation, spoke at the the 68th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in Rome, Italy, from the 17th to the 20th of September 2018 where Health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region as well as partner organizations and lobbyists from civil society met to discuss future European health policy.


4th CONGRESS 2018


From today delegates can register for the 4th Maruzza Congress on PPC

To register and for more news about the congress, visit the congress website.



Religions of the World Charter for Children’s Palliative Care – update

The Religions of the World Charter for Children’s Palliative Care is NOW AVAILABLE IN HUNGARIAN.

Sign the Charter… support our campaign!


In Italy, from the next academic year, palliative care and pain management will be fully integrated into all medical graduate courses!


16th-17th Jan 2018. The Maruzza Foundation arrives in the United Arab Emirates.
The Maruzza Foundation participated at the Forum on Essential Medicines for Children with Cancers in Sharjah UAE, organized by Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP).
The two-day Sharjah Forum saw the participation of 60 senior officials from international health organizations, numerous medical/healthcare experts and the heads of NGOs from around the world who came together to call on the global community to provide, particularly in low and middle income countries, access to treatments for children suffering from cancer.



19th January 2018 – The Maruzza Onlus Foundation was represented at a private audience  with the President of the Republic and the main authorities on palliative care

Click here to consult the photographic archive of the Presidency of the Republic.

01/17/2018 [press release of the Italian Palliative Care Federation and the Palliative Care Society (SICP).]

On the 19th January at 12.00 at the Quirinal Palace, the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, will receive the Board of Directors of the Italian Society of Palliative Care, the Italian Palliative Care Federation and a extensive representation of the Palliative Care sector in Italy. This audience is an acknowledgment of the prominence that Palliative Care both socially and in healthcare has attained in our country through the treatment of patients with advanced and terminal illness and the propagation of a culture of holistic care for vulnerable persons.
During the meeting, President Mattarella will take act of the results achieved so far and the critical issues that impede the standardization of Palliative Care delivery throughout the country.


Support and share the universal right to Palliative Care: the best solution to guarantee dignity and a better quality of life to older people with advanced chronic conditions or approaching the end of their life.

A world first: religions together for Palliative Care for older people.  On March 30th 2017 representatives from all the major religions, human rights activists, doctors, patients and families met in Rome at Pontifical Academy for Life (Vatican City), and created and signed the “Religions of the World Charter for Palliative Care for Older People”: a document of global value.

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March 29th – A World First: Religions Together for Palliative Care for Older People.

Meeting to present the Project “Religions of the World Charter: Palliative Care for Older People” and to share the importance of palliative care globally.

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