Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness.This type of care is focused on providing relief from symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve the quality of life of both the patient and family.
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is observed on every year on second saturday of October. This year 13 Oct 2018 is being observed as World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.
An International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care was held in Tiruchirappalli ,Tamil Nadu on 12 Feb 2010. A Special cover issued on Palliative Care is listed.
Royal mail issued a stamp on 22 Jan 1975 with a face value of four & Half pence and a surcharge of one and half pence for health and handicap charities . This stamp is regarded as Royal Mail’s First Post Office Charity stamp.
The stamp features an invalid man on a wheel chair. FDC is listed
Handicrafts of People with Special needs – Stamps of UAE 2004
This issue of stamps is an effort to support people with special needs by highlighting their creativity through the products they produce. A handicraft contest was organised in UAE in April 2004 in coordination with various institutions for special needs. To recognize the gifted winners and to highlight their creative work Emirates post issued a set of four commemorative stamps on 29 Jun 2004 based on winning entries.
50 Fils – Handcrafted Vase – This beautiful handcrafted vase was done by Aisha Hassan Mohammed, asix year old girl from Sharjah Autism Centre.
125 Fils – Painting – A beautiful painting by Bardees Abdul Munem,a 7 year old Girl from Sharjah Autism Centre.
175 Fils – Framed Handicraft – An exquisite handicraft created by Moza Saud Khalfan,a 20 year old girl and Maryam Ail Humaid , a 23 year old girl from Sharjah City.
5 Dirhams –Pottery artwork featuring Al Falaq Sura– Abdul Rasheed Hafez Abdul Hakeem , a 19 year old boy from Vocational Rehab section, Pottery Workshop ,Sharjah City created a pottery work highlighting Al Falaq (The Day Break).
50,000 stamps of each denomination were printed in sheets of 50 stamps by Oriental Printing press Bahrain.