Website revamp and new booklet mark 10 years of the International Pain Policy Fellowship

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The IPPF programme empowers emerging leaders from low- and middle-income countries to identify and overcome barriers to the use of opioid medications for pain relief and palliative care in their countries.

PPSG is excited to announce updates to their website highlighting the IPPF. The updates include a revamped introductory page which describes the IPPF and features a new informational booklet about the Fellowship.  

The purpose of the booklet is to provide a brief overview about the program, list the Fellows that have participated in the program since its inception in 2006, and highlight Fellowship successes.

Dr James Cleary, Director of the Pain and Policy Studies Group, said: “The IPPF programme has allowed us to move beyond working with one country at a time to work with several countries simultaneously, reaching more patients in need of pain relief.

“I’ve been most impressed with the Fellows’ passion and determination to improve the availability and accessibility of opioid medications. Their efforts have resulted in the alleviation of pain for a great many patients in their countries.

“We plan to distribute the booklet widely to colleagues, new collaborators and potential donors to build on the successes with future cohorts of fellows.”
 
Additionally, PPSG has also produced individual one-page web profiles for each Fellow that summarize the background, Fellowship successes, ongoing progress, as well as challenges and future needs related to the IPPF. Look out for articles based on these profiles on ehospice.
  
PPSG noted their gratitude to the Open Society Foundations for their support of these important website updates.

You can read more about the Pain and Policy Studies Group on their website, and access the booklet online.