Why does global health need to talk about death?
Most global health work focuses on saving lives, but improving wellbeing at all ages and achieving universal health coverage also require the inclusion of care that can prevent and relieve suffering for people with terminal conditions. However, palliative care is still low on the global health agenda and provision has often been narrowly targeted to people dying from HIV/AIDS or cancer. What does the changing burden of disease mean for palliative care globally? Should we be challenging our understanding of what palliative care means? Why is it so hard to talk about death in global health? Join us at the Global Health Lab to find out!