Diplomatic service overseas in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2012.
A report by Esther Walker (UK)
I was honored and completely shocked to be awarded an Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honors, 2012 for services connected with the development of palliative care in Sudan.
I shared this award with my colleague Dr Nahla Gafer, her team and the many people and organizations that supported our vision and work to see palliative care take root in Sudan.
In particular, I would also like to thank the IAHPC for providing crucial funding to support training and to Hospice Africa Uganda for providing that training and advocacy visits to Khartoum.
Esther Walker, palliative care nurse
More information at http://www.direct.gov.uk/dg_202134.pdf
Two Palliative Care Units in Vietnam.
A report by Nguyen Thi Phuong Cham (Vietnam)
On July 24, 2012, the Palliative Care Unit of Tropical Disease Hospital of Hochiminh City was founded and today The Palliative Care Unit of Pham Ngoc Thach lung hospital of Hochiminh city was founded.
Step by step Vietnam has made progress in palliative care with the support from international organizations. Thank you very much PPSG, OSI, Harvard Medical School, FHI, WHO, San Diego Hospice. We hope to continue cooperation in future.
Nguyen Thi Phuong Cham
Senior Pharmaceutical Expert
Centre for Community Health Development
27 Pham Hong Thai Street, Hoan Kiem District,
Hanoi City, Vietnam
16th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Supportive Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine September 7-8, 2012
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Main Building, Hickey Auditorium, Floor 11
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030
Wrap up of XIX International AIDS Conference -- from Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance
There is a great deal that needs to be done to integrate the principles of palliative care’s approach to symptom control, and whole person care, into the HIV treatment system. Read about this at the following link: