Recognition Awards Program

Purpose and objectives

The IAHPC will give annual recognition awards to individuals and institutions which have contributed to the advancement and provision of palliative care. The goal of this program is to increase access and optimize the practice of palliative care in the world.

The objectives of this Program are to:

  1. recognize individuals and institutions dedicated to alleviating serious health related suffering of patients and their families in order to improve their quality of life.
  2. bring these individuals and institutions to the attention of policy makers, other institutions, and relevant organizations.

IAHPC will convene an advisory committee to review the applications and select the winners for each category.

Each award will consist of a US $1,000 prize, a certificate, and a free one-year IAHPC membership.


Six awards will be given annually to individuals and institutions located in high, in middle, and in low income countries.

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This award recognizes individuals who have dedicated themselves to the development and provision of palliative care thus increasing the quality of life of patients with serious health related suffering both in their countries and abroad. Health care professionals and lay workers who meet the criteria are eligible to apply.

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This award recognizes institutions that have developed, implemented, and provide palliative care to patients and their families. All institutions with a palliative care service who meet the criteria are eligible to apply.

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