Created in 2007 in honour of Vittorio Ventafridda, this award is presented to those who have demonstrated outstanding initiative and enterprise in the palliative care sector.
The Board of Trustees of the Maruzza Foundation chose to present the 2018 Vittorio Ventafridda Award to Joanne Wolfe. The award was presented during the Opening Ceremony of the 4th Global Gathering Maruzza Congress on Paediatric Palliative Care on the 24th October 2018.
The Board of Trustees of the Maruzza Foundation chose to present the 2016 Vittorio Ventafridda Award to Joan Marston. The award was presented during the Opening Ceremony of the 3rd Congress on Paediatric Palliative Care: a Global Gathering on the 16th November 2016.
Director of the Belarusian Children’s Hospice, Minsk, Belarus
Senior Lecturer in P. C. Medicine, Lead Clinician Welsh Managed Clinical Network for Paediatric Palliative Medicine Cardiff, Wales, U.K.
Paediatric Oncologist, Head of the Outpatients Department of Paediatric Haematology, Hospital San Gerardo, Monza, Italy