Mary Ann Muckaden

Head of the Palliative Department at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India

"All religions recognize life and death as part of a natural cycle. Religious beliefs provide the strength to accept the death of a loved one, especially a child. This can only happen when all children and their families are provided uniform access to Paediatric Palliative Care."


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.