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than the lips that pray.
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TIPS-ECHO Virtual Training on Foundation Course in Palliative Care

Recognising the huge need for palliative care education of medical and allied professionals in the country, Pallium India’s Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences (WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Policy on Access to Pain Relief) announces online educational program to introduce pain and palliative care concepts to doctors (MBBS /BDS). This enhances skills for better… Read More

The opioid crisis, USA and the world:

Six states in the USA “have taken the unusual step of using their legal authority to declare their opioid overdose situation an emergency”. See the article Emergency Legal Authority and the Opioid Crisis by Lainie Rutkow in the New England Journal of Medicine, November 15, 2017. This declaration gives the authority to state government to… Read More

Add “rehabilitative and palliative” to the “preventive and curative points of view.”

Read the article in the Huffington Post by Dr Katherine Pettus PhD, Political Theorist, Advocate for Improved Access to Internationally Controlled Medicines and for Rights of Older Persons: Religionless Palliative Care and the new WHO Draft Program of Work What a tireless advocate! Thank you Katherine, for giving Pallium India the opportunity to work with… Read More

Meet a young donor: Gabriel Hebb

Dr Rajagopal, Chairman of Pallium India, writes: This is Gabriel Hebb from Woodend, near Melbourne. His chicken farm has eleven hens. He collects their eggs and does a biweekly round in the neighbourhood, selling them. He is quite an impressive salesman. We were in his home when two guests dropped in. He said hello to… Read More

Advancing palliative care in Bhutan:

Thanks to Ms Phuntsho Om and Ms Tara Devi, who took the initiative to find us and to come to us for a six weeks course in Trivandrum in 2016, palliative care is growing roots in Bhutan. Not only did they start a palliative care service after their return to Thimphu; they got the support… Read More

Thank you, Sharing Care, Ireland

Our heartfelt gratitude to Sharing Care, a non-governmental, not for profit, charitable organisation based in Ireland, for their support to Pallium India’s educational program. Sharing Care has made a significant donation to support the education of 50 students whose family members receive palliative care. Sharing Care envisions a world where all have access to good… Read More