A platform is needed for health care providers, parents and volunteers to actively involve themselves in providing total care to all children and family who are facing the life-limiting and life- threatening illness in Malaysia. MAPPAC was born to provide this platform.
Definition of Paediatric Palliative Care (1998)
MAPPAC will collaborate with healthcare professionals and volunteers from public, private or community, related to paediatric palliative care in Malaysia. MAPPAC focuses on 4 main pillars which are:
AdvocacyTo increase public awareness on the importance of good symptom care, parental supports and end of life care for the children.
Training and EducationTo provide training and education for PPC based on the needs of the society
Clinical ServicesTo provide support for clinical services related to paediatric palliative care.
ResearchTo support research and generate new evidence for PPC