World media roundup – 31 January 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Where would you go if you were dying?

India- Yahoo News

Photos from a Bangalore hospice called Karunashraya, one of the first of its kind in India to offer free palliative care to those beyond medical cure.

WHO resolution on access to palliative care

The Lancet Oncology

On 23 January WHO’s Executive Board introduced a resolution urging member states to integrate palliative care services into their health-care systems. In May, the resolution will be presented to the World Health Assembly, but ratification should be a formality.

Need for end of life care for older homeless, report finds

Irish Times

Provision should be made within the health service for end of life care for older homeless people, a new Irish study has recommended.

Sir Cliff Richard endorses new Algarve care association

The Portugal News

The much-loved British singer Sir Cliff Richard has endorsed a new Algarve-based association dedicated to supporting cancer and palliative care patients and their families by granting a donation.

Development data: how accurate are the figures?

The Guardian

The numbers we use in development, and most of what we think of as facts, are actually estimates. It’s time for a data revolution.

GOPI Project for the Journal on Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy

ESMO – the European Society for Medical Oncology

Recently, the outcomes were published of the Global Opioid Policy Initiative, evaluating the availability and cost of opioid medicines and the regulatory barriers that are possibly impeding access for the management of cancer pain in developing countries.

Southern Africa leads in cervical cancer cases

ehospice South Africa

Southern Africa continues to shoulder a disproportionate amount of the world’s cervical cancer deaths, according to a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report that estimates about 19 million people globally will be diagnosed with cancer annually by 2025.

Hospice leaders learn about advocacy priorities for 2014

ehospice USA

The Hospice Action Network presented a webinar on legislative challenges designed to help end of life advocates learn about some constructive ways to reach out to Capitol Hill.

Global Atlas coverage

First ever Global Atlas identifies unmet need for palliative care

Medical Futility blog

Global Atlas of Palliative Care at the End of Life


Report highlights global need for palliative care

University of Glasgow

New report highlights unmet palliative care need and inequity across the Western Pacific region

Australian Hospital Review

Global atlas of palliative care at the end of life

Humanitarian News

Global atlas of palliative care at the end of life


Report finds huge unmet need for palliative care worldwide


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