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Methadone access could get easier

For many years, we have been trying to make methadone available for pain management in India. We had the paradoxical situation where this medicine was being manufactured for export to other countries while our own people were denied it. A few years back, it was approved for sale in India for treatment of drug dependence;… Read More

Award for Project Hamrahi

It was sheer pleasure to receive the certificate from Palliative Care Australia to Project Hamrahi for Innovation in Palliative Care. In Project Hamrahi, a group of about a dozen each of doctors and nurses from Australia and New Zealand join together to support palliative care in India. A doctor-nurse team gets an attachment with one… Read More

Call for Nominations – IAHPC Board of Directors

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) calls for nominations to 3 seats in the IAHPC Board of Directors to serve for the 2016-2018 term. IAHPC members can nominate health professionals actively working in hospice and palliative care with demonstrated interest in the development of international palliative care initiatives and issues. Deadline for… Read More

Wanted Medical Officer for Palliative Care Services at Jaipur and Jodhpur

Qualification: MBBS Salary: INR 40000 per month Type of appointment: Contractual for One Year, can be extended for two more years Upper age limit: 65 years Preference to candidates with palliative medicine or Oncology exposure Computer familiarity desirable   Contact or Apply to: R.K.Birla Cancer Center, SMS Medical College Hospital, Jaipur Dr Hemant Malhotra Dr Ashwin… Read More


Lien Foundation is shaking us and asking us to wake up. Do you take pride in the quality of health care in India? See the report that the Singapore-based Lien Foundation has published, ahead of the World Palliative Care Day, which falls on October 10th. India ranks 67th among 80 countries. Reporting this, the Times… Read More

New WHO infographic on palliative care

The WHO has released an infographic on the importance of implementing the World Health Assembly’s resolution on palliative care. Using easy to understand pictures, the infographic sheet explains what palliative care is, when it is needed, and who it is needed by. Click here to view the infographic. It also illustrates the global need for… Read More

October 2015

Dear Friends, Children’s Birthday Party at Trivandrum Smriti Rana, Program Director for Pallium India’s Children’s Palliative Care Project, writes: On September 22 2015, we hosted our first ever Children’s Palliative Care birthday party at the Thapovan Heritage Home, Kovalam. From here on, we will host 4 such parties a year and celebrate the lives of… Read More