Volunteers sought to provide palliative care training in Bangladesh

Categories: Care and Community Engagement.

A request has been issued by the PalCHASE network (Palliative Care in Humanitarian Aid Situations and Emergencies) for volunteers who could travel to Bangladesh within the next 6 months to assist in the provision of training on palliative care.

Volunteers would need to be suitably qualified to facilitate training in palliative care to doctors, nurses and community health workers. The trainers will work alongside Dr Farzana Khan for 1 – 2 weeks, using training material that has already been developed for this purpose.

You can watch a video about Dr. Farzana and her work here and read about the some of the patients the team is supporting in Cox’s Bazar here.

Call for volunteers

Dr Megan Doherty, who has been leading the work providing children’s palliative care to refugees in Cox’s Bazar with Dr Khan writes:

“We have been approached to train more local health care providers in palliative care (doctors, nurses and community health workers). We are looking for palliative care colleagues who could travel to Bangladesh in the next 6 months, for 1-2 weeks to help to facilitate training with Dr. Farzana. If you are interested to volunteer or to hear more please write back to me directly.

Our budget is very  limited at present and so we hope that some of you may have access to funds to support your travel. The IAHPC also funds travelling scholarships for this type of work, which we will help you to explore should this be needed.”

To learn more please contact Dr Megan Doherty directly by email at megan.elizabeth.doherty@gmail.com

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