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2012; Volume 13, No 11, November

Palliative Care Leaders in Developing Countries

This section features participants to the International Leadership Development Initiative at the Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, under the leadership of Doctors Frank Ferris and Shannon Moore.

We have created this space in our Newsletter to recognize their work, effort and commitment to improving palliative care in their countries.

Vadim Pogonet, MD

A graduate of the International Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program and the International Leadership Development Initiative at San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Pogonet is the leader of the palliative care team in the Institute of Oncology, Republic of Moldova; he is also Assistant at Anesthesiology and Reanimatology at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

He is responsible for the Developed National Clinical Guideline on Cancer Pain, and he also wrote a book “Care of the dying in the Republic of Moldova". He is currently working to develop the recommendations for improving the limiting legislation on opioids and access to palliative care in his country.

To learn more about Vadim Pogonet visit the International Palliative Care Resource Center website.

Odontuya Davaasuren, MD

Also a graduate of the International Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program and the International Leadership Development Initiative at San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Davaasuren is Associate Professor & Dean in the General Practice and Preventive Medicine Department Health Sciences University of Mongolia Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She is the “mother of palliative care” in Mongolia. She established the Mongolian Palliative Care Society and the Palliative Care Resource Training Center in Mongolia. Dr. Davaasuren is particularly interested in strategies for both integrating palliative care into the existing healthcare system and developing palliative care policy, education, drug availability, and advocacy in her country for multiple palliative care subjects.

To learn more about Dr. Davaasuren, visit the International Palliative Care Resource Center website.

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