Anne Merriman

Founder Hospice Africa Uganda – Nobel Peace Prize Nominee 2014, Uganda

"All religions need to demonstrate their recognition that pain is not essential to sanctification. The severe Pain of disease and its extended pain within families can be controlled using our God given medications, particularly morphine which comes from the poppy. Religious should stop condemning the use of morphine and opioids as this is causing unnecessary pain in children all over the world."


I will do all within my power so that every child with a life limiting or a life-threatening illness has access to paediatric palliative care.

Paediatric Palliative Care is the best approach for all children and young people suffering from a life-threatening and/or life-limiting disease.

Collectively, we have the opportunity and awareness to advocate for child-specific palliative care and for its provision as an integral part of the health care system of every country and relieve the suffering of so many more vulnerable children with life-threatening and life-limiting illness.