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The Global #PalliativeCare Atlas: A joint @WHO and @theWPCA publication.


The WHO and the World Palliative Care Alliance are to be congratulated for the release of the Global Atlas of Palliative Care at the End of Life!  This is another part of the ongoing progress within the Global Health Community to advance palliative care! It is (conservatively) estimated that every year more than 20 million … Continue reading

#PalliativeCare Resolution @WHO #EB134 2014 #hpmglobal


The Executive Board of the WHO continues to meet in Geneva this week and on Thursday or Friday (January 23 or 24) will discuss a first resolution devoted entirely to palliative care. This resolution has been moved forward by Panama with the co-sponsorship of Australia, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, Libya, Malaysia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the … Continue reading

‘Dispensing Comfort” Global cancer pain: A view from PRI’s The World


Since 1996, the Pain and Policy Studies Group (PPSG) has been pointing out the stark differences in opioid consumption around the world through graphs and maps and most recently with Gapminder. But the above infographic by Kim Ducharme and Zia Sobhani takes the cake! To see the bloated shapes of US, Canada and Australia and a … Continue reading

ESMO Global Opioid Survey!


 In 2010, Nathan Cherney, with colleagues from the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC), published  work that illustratedm in a startling manner, some of the reasons for differences in opioid access between Eastern and Western Europe. (Annals of Oncology, March 2010; Editorial, Palliative Medicine, 2010). Moved by the power … Continue reading

Oncologists still not getting cancer pain management right!


In a 1993 ECOG Study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Jamie Von Roenn and colleagues stated that US oncologists were not doing a very good job in treating cancer pain in the early 90s. This and other papers from ECOG, often under the leadership of Charlie Cleeland, were the impetus for efforts to improve … Continue reading

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