World media roundup – 21 March 2014

Categories: In The Media.

$10 million gift from Patty and Jay Baker will transform Mount Sinai’s Palliative Care National Center

US- Newswire

‘The Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center at Mount Sinai’ will support public policy, education, training, national outreach and research aimed at improving access to quality palliative care for all seriously ill Americans and their families.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital committee identifies eight palliative care priorities in pediatric oncology

US- The ASCO Post

The St. Jude Patient and Family Centered Care Initiative and the Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care organised a subcommittee aimed at creating palliative care priorities that could be utilized in quality improvement initiatives as well as for strategic planning.

Even when curative-intent surgery fails, patients retain hope

The Oncology Report

Hope remains for patients with advanced cancers, even after curative-intent surgery fails them, investigators reported at the annual Society of Surgical Oncology Cancer Symposium.

Canadian approval sought for controversial pain drug


As Americans campaign to revoke approval of Zohydro, a new opioid pain medication, the Canadian licence-holder says it is planning to submit the drug to Health Canada for approval.

Carevision India project in Kolkata with Pallium India

Pallium India

CareVision India, a non-government organisation founded by Dr Sanghamitra Bora, will be starting its free home-based palliative care service for poor and underprivileged patients from the start of April.

Four Seasons to host speaker from Zambia

Times-News Staff

Njekwa Lumbwe, national coordinator of the Palliative Care Alliance of Zambia, is visiting Hendersonville in the US as part of a partnership with US hospice Four Seasons Compassion for Life.

Combating HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria: going from progress to impact

WHO Africa

Evidence from Africa’s health sector suggests that 2013 was a fairly successful year in the fight against Africa’s ‘three big’ killer diseases – HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria.

Poor diagnosis driving global multidrug-resistant TB, WHO warns


Latest data from the World Health Organisation (WHO), which says drug-resistant TB is a “global health security risk”, showed a third of the estimated nine million people who contract TB in any form each year do not get the care they need.

Burma’s homosexuality law ‘undermining HIV and AIDS fight’

The Guardian

A law criminalising “unnatural” sex is reinforcing the stigma that leaves gay men in Burma hidden, silenced and shamed, hindering efforts to contain HIV/Aids, claim experts and activists.

Transcending grief: Maryland author eases the pain of loss

Digital Journal

Maryland author Heather Stang debuts her first book: ‘Mindfulness and Grief’, which helps people navigate the pain of bereavement.

Giraffe shares touching goodbye with dying zoo worker

The Huffington Post

A dying cancer patient who worked at a Dutch zoo returned to say goodbye on Wednesday.

Love me at my end days

ehospice Kenya

To mark World Poetry Day, Aquinas Nyakundi, editor of ehospice Kenya, has composed a short palliative care poem.

Creativity and death can be good friends

ehospice Australia

Treypheyna McShane, Art Therapist at Bear Cottage Children’s Hospice, speaks about the importance of using creativity during palliative care for both children and adults alike.

Making a difference this Close the Gap Day

ehospice Australia

National Close the Gap Day encourages everyone help eradicate health inequalities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Carers providing end of life care need more support

ehospice UK

New research published this week highlights how family and friends caring for someone at the end of life need much more support.

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