21 – 23 August 2013, Santiago de Chile (Chile)
Topics such as how to humanize medical attention and how to influence public policy marked the VII Latin American Conference of Organizations for Helping Children with Cancer, which was held from 21-23 of August 2013 in Santiago de Chile (Chile).
The Latin American Conference of Organizaciones Sociales de Ayuda al Cáncer Infantil (Social Organizations for Helping Children with Cancer), realized for the first time in Chile, was organized by Fundación Nuestros Hijos and counted among its sponsors the Confederación Internacional de Organizaciones de Padres de Niños con Cáncer (ICCCPO), Organización Panamericana de Salud (OPS) and Ministerio de Salud-Chile (Minsal), with the objective of sharing efficient tools to better the quality of life of children worldwide diagnosed with cancer.
The conference reunited a total of 128 people, maintaining an average of 100 participants daily. We counted on the presence of 45 representatives of NGO’s of Latin American, 57 representatives of national NGO’s, 7 hospital officials, 15 hospital school teachers and two European speakers: Dr. Cecilia Sepúlveda (WHO-Geneva) and Father Arnaldo Pangrazzi (Rome). For many, it was the first time they were able to share with other representatives, learn of the experiences of working in other countries in the region and share emotions, dreams and desires with neighboring countries.
- Download a detailed report of the ICCCPO Chile meeting (in English)
- Presentations available at www.fnh.cl (only in Spanish)
Dra. Marcela Zubieta A.,
Founder FNH y member of ICCCPO
EU. Evelyn Vogel G.,
Nurse; Goals and Development Fundación Nuestros Hijos