IAHPC Membership Matters

2019; Volume 20, No 6, June
Genevieve Napier, IAHPC Membership and Programs Officer

IAHPC Membership Matters

IAHPC Institutional Member Award Winner, Galilee:
A flourishing interdisciplinary PC provider in Greece

Galilee team members: Aneza Roussou, Ioannis Liakopoulos, Fotini Deskou, Kyriakos Tarantinos, Marios Osmenai, Manos Trapalis, Eleni Avgetidou, Andreas Mullalli, Vassiliki Mpiskemi, Argyro Tsiatsouli, and Sevasti Amoiridou.

Galilee by the Numbers

Patients treated: 980
Emergency hotline: available 24/7
Apprenticeships given:
2,896 hours to 45 grad students
4,368 hours to 22 undergrads
Interactive PC teaching course:
330 professionals trained
Visits by school children: 700 yearly
Volunteers trained: 180

The 2019 IAHPC Institutional Member Award Winner is a non-profit, interdisciplinary palliative care provider in Greece that began in 2010 for adults with cancer, expanded to those with ALS in 2016, and whose goal is to extend its services — all free of charge — to other patient groups with life-threatening illnesses.

This is the second year that IAHPC has presented the Institutional Award, as a way to recognize the commitment and support from leaders in institutions that join the IAHPC as Lifetime Members. 

The award confers a USD$2,000 grant for one staff member, chosen by the institution, to attend a palliative care conference or educational program of their choice. An annual award winner is chosen at random from among current institutional members; Galilee joined IAHPC in in 2012.

Care began at home

The Galilee Palliative Care Unit was enacted thanks to His Eminence Nikolaos, Metropolitan Bishop of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki. Conceived as a home-care service free of financial barriersto those in need, Galilee required three years of planning to launch, beginning with targeting a patient group and interviewing them to determine their needs.

‘Our efforts are guided by the person who is suffering. Our aim is to relieve the pain, to embrace the difficulties, to share the burden with the patient and his family and to be of support in every way possible.’

— His Eminence Nikolaos

What Galilee now offers

Outreach includes opening its doors to the public once a month, to introduce people to palliative care; guided tours for professionals and community members; and organized visits by school children.

Galilee also advocates for legislation concerning palliative care in Greece.

IAHPC resources & networking

‘IAHPC membership has provided GALILEE’s Interdisciplinary team easy access to articles and other resources necessary for the improvement of the quality of the services delivered,’ the Galilee team reported. ‘Also, it gave us the chance to create networks with other IAHPC members and to connect to the international palliative care community.’

Your membership can make a world of difference.

New and Renewing Members' List

Read the list of individuals who joined/renewed their membership with IAHPC during the past month.

Membership renewals
Name Country
Roberto Wenk Argentina
Danilo Fritzler Argentina
Maria Susana Ciruzzi Argentina
Odette Waanders Australia
Marilyn Dawson-Aspinall Belize
Babe Gaoleble Botswana
Zemilson Souza Brazil
Anelise Fonseca Brazil
Luisa Fernanda Rodriguez Campos Colombia
Mubeneshayi Kananga Anselme Democratic Republic of Congo
Neha Tripahi India
Amanpreet Kaur India
Rahul D. Arora India
Pallavi Singh India
Rudi Putranto Indonesia
Mamak Tahmesebi Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Seunghoon Oh Korea (Republic of)
Wah Wah Myint Zu Myanmar
Sue Marsden New Zealand
Oyebukola Oyinloye Nigeria
Abiola Ogundele Nigeria
Ornulf Paulsen Norway
Nisla Camaño Panama
Carmen Katiana Sagel Huber Panama
Maria Fidelis Manalo Philippines
Mari Joanne Joson Philippines
Barbara Amity Flores Philippines
Maria Emmylou Nicolas-Casem Philippines
Jocelyn C. Que Philippines
Nicky GunnClark South Africa
Marisa Martin Rosello Spain
Nahla Gafer M Saeed Sudan
Institute for Palliative Care Lund University Sweden
Bugando Medical Centre Tanzania
Frank Manase Tanzania
Karen Cox Trinidad and Tobago
Hulya Kirca Turkey
Liz Grant United Kingdom
Patrick Coyne United States
Alvaro Méndez Guerra Uruguay
Patricia Bonilla Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of )
New members
Name Country
Najia Niazi Afghanistan
Tomi Kovacevic Armenia
Kerri Howell Australia
Vy Nguyen Australia
Penelope Tuffin Australia
Andreas Gruebl Austria
Carolina Neiva Guedes da Silva Brazil
Yaun Qin China
Jorge Espinel Colombia
Nathalie Olano Duque Colombia
Madhira Wadri Democratic Republic of Congo
Anguyi Obhidha Democratic Republic of Congo
Oukil Smail France
Malik Abdul-Rahman Ghana
Vikranth Haridass India
Avinash Kumar Tiwari India
Zarina Kurbonbekova Kyrgyz Republic
Nigora Abidjonova Kyrgyz Republic
Blanka Schuster Hospice West Auckland New Zealand
Jose Amado COPHOES Rebagliati Peru
Ulises Romero Peru
Moelagi Leilani Jackson Samoa
Li Kuan Tan Singapore
Danila Luraschi Spain
Julita Samson Tanzania
Paschal Gupelwa Tanzania
Samira Mshuza Tanzania
Linda Blum United States
Nguyen Thi Hoang Quynh Vietnam

See the full list of IAHPC members

Do you have any questions regarding membership issues?

Contact Ms. Genevieve Napier

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