We work with those who take care of patients and families when a cure is no longer possible. Our main activities include education, research, providing technical support, initiating new service centers, advocacy, and fundraising. We believe palliative care should be available and accessible at all levels of care, making it possible for patients to receive it in their homes or in hospitals and clinics.
Insights: Easing the Pain: Palliative Care in the Developing World
Morphine is one such controlled substance, and because of its legal standing, fear about its use has made it inaccessible in many parts of the world. But attitudes are changing. There is an enormous need for services, education, and training. The ministry of health estimates there are 38, new cancer patients per year, 27, of whom will die within two years of their diagnosis. Over 80 percent of these patients are candidates for palliative care.
Other noncommunicable diseases in a now aging population such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiac, lung, and neurodegenerative diseases are increasing the demand for palliative care. My brother died at a time when palliative care was a rarity in Kenya.
But with each passing day, we move toward a new era—one in which needless suffering is a thing of the past. This report outlines the significant impact the international drug conventions have on access to controlled medicines, and sets out some recommendations for a meaningful debate at the UNGASS in First established in , the Roma Health Scholarships Program was intended to support young Roma trying to ensure their communities got the health care they deserved.
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