“As I look around the world I see that about a billion people in the world have access to decent pain management and palliative care. That leaves almost 6 billion people with virtually no access to good analgesics or health care professionals who know how to appropriately administer them. To me this is a crisis.” Frank Ferris, MD
In the face of this crisis, there are many ways for us to share the message: journals, newspaper, radio, TV, film, internet, web pages, social media.
In this world of sound bites these are some of the keys messages:
“4 of every 5 people globally lack access to essential pain medicines.”
“Over 5 billion people are affected worldwide.”
“3.6 million people will die with untreated severe pain from cancer and HIV this year.”
“99.9% of those deaths will be in low and middle-income countries.”
“15% of the world currently uses 94% of the world’s medicinal opioids.”