Our Objective

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)

  • Palliative care for children is the active total care of the child’s body, mind and spirit, and also involves giving support to the family.
  • It begins when the illness is diagnosed, and continues regardless of whether or not a child receives treatment directed at the disease.
  • Health providers must evaluate and alleviate a child’s physical, psychological and social distress.
  • Effective palliative care requires a broad multidisciplinary approach that includes the family and makes use of available community resources; it can be successfully implemented even if resources are limited. 
  • It can be provided in tertiary care facilities, in community health centers and even in children’s homes.


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:

To increase public awareness on the importance of good symptom care, parental supports and end of life care for the children.

Training and Education
To provide training and education for PPC based on the needs of the society

Clinical Services
To provide support for clinical services related to paediatric palliative care.

To support research and generate new evidence for PPC