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The Director of WHO's department Integrated Health Services visit the ATLANTES Global Observatory of Palliative Care

During her stay at the University, Marie-Charlotte Bouësseau met with the Rector, Maria Iraburu, and learned about ongoing projects at group of the ICS recognized as a WHO center partner .

28 | 11 | 2022

Marie-Charlotte Bouësseau, director of department Integrated Health Services at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters, visited the ATLANTES Global Observatory of Palliative Care at the University of Navarra (ICS). Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) of the University of Navarra. 

During her stay at campus, Dr. Bouësseau was received by the Rector, Maria Iraburu. They were accompanied by Carlos Centeno, researcher principal of ATLANTES and director of Palliative Medicine at the Clínica Universidad de Navarraand the researcher Vilma Tripodoro, recently distinguished by the Latin American Palliative Care association with the award de research Dr. Eduardo Bruera.

Dr. Bouësseau came to Pamplona to learn about the work of ATLANTES, designated in 2022 as a WHO center partner for global monitoring of palliative care development . During a period of four years, the group will carry out programs of study and advise on the progress of palliative care at an international level. It is the only partner center in this subject in Spain and one of five in the world, located in the United Kingdom, India and South Korea. 

It has also worked together with the ATLANTES team on some of the assignments they are currently developing for the Organization: the monitoring of some countries such as Morocco and Benin at subject of development of palliative care; future projects of assessment regional of this specialization program; and the establishment of collaborations with the other four collaborating centers. 

About Marie-Charlotte Buessëau

degree scroll After obtaining her M.D. degree from the University of Paris, Marie-Charlotte Buessëau practiced cardiology in France and did postgraduate studies in epidemiology, social sciences and Philosophy in France and Chile. Since 1995, her activities have focused on global public health issues and bioethics. 

For 10 years he participated in several cooperation projects and created a bioethics unit in the Chilean Ministry of Health. In November 2002, she joined WHO to coordinate numerous projects in the field of public health ethics and ethics at research, especially in middle and low income countries. Since May 2013, she has been working at WHO's department Integrated Health Services at subject on service delivery, quality of care and integrated people-centered services.

The line of research of Palliative Medicine of the University of Navarra is one of the main axes of its Strategy 2025. It promotes a social impact-oriented research and a scientific production focused, in this case, on the search for personalized solutions for the health care of patients with diseases that involve severe pain.