LEAD grantees 2023-2024
The following were the selected grantees for the LEAD Program for the term 2022-2024. (Listed in alphabetical order by country)
Family Health Care Association-Mary Potter Palliative Care Center
- Location: Korçë, Albania
- Project: Palliative Care for ALL
- Goal: Make palliative care an accessible service for all in need in the Korçë region. Palliative care needs to become better known and more easily accessed, especially by those living in remote rural regions, many of whom have no health insurance. Challenges include lack of cooperation by state health institutions, lack of palliative care knowledge locally, and lack of funds to help those in need access palliative care.
- Leader of Project: Irena Laska
Research and Social Action Group-Good Savior Medical Clinic
- Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
- Project: Improving Access to and Rational Use of Essential Palliative Care Medicines in Burkina Faso, with a Focus on Remote Areas
- Goal: Make morphine available to treat pain in three regions of the country, in an environment that better facilitates palliative care. Pain needs to be better managed, and pain medications—particularly opioids, which are often discarded due to phobia—need to be more accessible and better supported by the health care community.
- Leader of project: Eric Some
Colombia Palliative Care Association (ASOCUPAC)
- Location: Cali, Colombia
- Project: Improving Quality Palliative Care Access to Residents in a Remote Area in Magdalena, Colombia
- Goal of the project: To increase access to quality palliative care in the department of Magdalena. For every 100,000 inhabitants there is less than one palliative care service, and the services are concentrated in the capital city, Santa Marta, located at the extreme north of Magdalena.
- Leader of project: Maria Adelaida Cordoba
Cancer Aid Society
- Location: Lucknow, India
- Project: National Program on Palliative Care Advocacy & Awareness
- Goal of the project: Improve availability of oral morphine by advocating for state governments to implement an amended federal law (the NDPS Act) that permits the provision and use of essential medicines for pain management. Due to lack of awareness, many states continue to follow old, highly restrictive regulations.
- Leader of Project: Piyush Gupta
Zambia Medical Association
- Location: Lusaka, Zambia
- Project: The Actualization of the Zambia Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance
- Goal of the project: To register the Zambia Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance (ZAHPCA) as a Civil Society Organisation with the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security in line with the Societies Act by March 2022. Palliative care advocacy has withered since Palliative Care Alliance Zambia closed due to lack of funding. ZAHPCA will provide much-needed advocacy for palliative care integration.
- Leader of Project: Mwate Joseph Chaila