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Cancer Helpline, Help desk

Times of India reports on 26 April that a new help desk has been launched at MNJ Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Centre: A cancer help desk and a cancer helpline from the field of oncology and palliative care offers voluntary services to cancer patients, who need an honest second opinion on cancer treatment.… Read More

UNGASS passes outcome document.

On 19th April 2016, 193 UN member states came together at a UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS), and formally approved an Outcome Document on “the world drug problem”. This document was finalised a few weeks ago by the 54 countries of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna. Source: Pallium Kulasekharam

Seattle sings to ease pain in India.

Seattle Saptaswara and Care & Share joined hands to organize a musical extravaganza to support palliative care in India. We thank the organizers, musicians, volunteers and the Seattle Malayali community for their contribution towards providing pain relief to the suffering millions in India. Ashley Elanjickal from Care & Share writes to us about the event:… Read More

The real “War on Drugs”

Dr Stephen Connor writes from New York – the venue of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs held from 19-21 April, 2016: “Actually, the world problem is the tragedy that 75% of the world’s population – that is, 5.58 billion people – do not have effective access to opioids for pain relief.… Read More

What better time than now?

Dr Nandini Vallath, who attended CND, Vienna in March 2016 writes: The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) consists of representatives of government departments of the member states which meet annually to review drug policy mandates, discuss priorities for the year and reach a consensus on action points. The CND session that was held in Vienna… Read More

Who is affected, do we really care?

In a major decision, the government of India has decided to say Goodbye to consultants from abroad who had been working with our health care system – we would like to add, with our abysmally inadequate health care system. Do they really offer a threat to the country? The article quotes one of the most… Read More

Thank you ASHAs, for what you do.

On world health day, the 7th of April 2016, let us pay our respects and thank a group of people who have made a huge positive change in people’s health in India – ASHAs (Accredited Social Health Activists). There have been close to one million of them in India since its inception about 10 years… Read More

April 2016

Dear Friends, WHO Collaborating Centre – renewal of designation for 4 years We are glad to report that the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Policy and Training on Access to Pain Relief at Trivandrum completes four years of its operation on 31st March 2016. We have achieved significant progress during this period of time… Read More

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