A special relationship: The Latvian Children’s Palliative Care Society and The Belarusian Children’s Hospice working together for 18 years
By Anda Jansone, Chairman of the Children’s Palliative Care Society, Riga, Latvia
The Latvian Children’s Palliative Care Society and The Belarusian Children’s Hospice, both operating in post-Soviet countries, have been working in partnership for 18 years.
In 1998, at the International Palliative Care Conference in Warsaw, the directors of both these organisations discovered that their organisations were facing similar sets of problems and dealing with issues that had much in common. They had a very useful exchange of ideas and experiences and regular meetings have continued ever since.