Kshama Metre

Pediatrician, National Director of CORD, Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development, India

"All men consider their religion sacred and revere it. When all religions together endorse and validate the right to Paediatric Palliative Care of all eligible children, the impetus to the cause hitherto ignored to a large extent will be immense and will in due time bring about the desired structural changes in health policies and mandates of different counties nationally and internationally."


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.