2010; Volume 11, No 3, March



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2nd International Conference on Public Health and Palliative Care

The first International Conference on Public Health and Palliative Care was held at Calicut, Kerala on 16th and 17th January at Institute of Palliative Medicine. In its concluding session it has been proposed that the 2nd International Conference can be held in Dhaka in January 2011. The conference will be jointly organised by Palliative Care Service in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bagladesh; Institute of Palliative Medicine, Calicut, Kerala, India and Department of Social and Policy Science of University of Bath with direct representation of Prof. Allan Kellehear.


Research Grant Available

“The Palliative Care Initiative of The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for a major research grant.  We are inviting proposals from suitably experienced research institutions to investigate and provide rigorous evidence on the effect of palliative care on the quality of life and outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. We are interested in investigating the following two outcomes under one research study:

  • The two specific objectives of the research are to investigate to what extent palliative care services: improve adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) of people living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa; and
  • provide effective pain and symptom control for people living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.

 A grant amount maximum of £250,000 over 2 years will be awarded to one successful bid. The deadline for receipt of proposals by the Fund is 13 May 2010. The full Call for Proposals and Application Form are attached and for further information about the Fund, please visit: www.theworkcontinues.org .”


Registration now open!
3rd APCA Conference, Windhoek, Namibia, 15-17 September 2010


Its theme, Creativity in Practice, reflects both the current reality of palliative care provision on the continent - which demands so much creativity from its practitioners - and the resourcefulness we'll all need to draw on in the future if we want to realise our shared vision of high-quality palliative care for all in Africa who need it.

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