Membership Matters

2021; Volume 22, No 5, May

A Deeper Dive into IAHPC Membership: Asia

By Genevieve Napier
IAHPC Programs Officer

In the past few months, we revealed the breakdown of your fellow IAHPC members by geographic region, age, and profession. Over the next few issues, we’ll be taking a deeper dive into each geographic region.

The region with the most members is Asia; it accounted for 27% of members as of March 31, 2021. In fact, there are members in 32 countries in Asia: the largest group is in India (36%), followed by the Philippines (10%), then China and Bangladesh (6% each). The pie chart below gives a more detailed breakdown.

Look for the country-by-country breakdown of Africa in our June issue; North and South America in our July issue, and Europe in our August issue.

Members’ Impact

Lead author William Rosa

Four of the six authors of “Top Ten Tips Palliative Clinicians Should Know About Evidence-Based Advocacy,” published online on April 30 by the Journal of Palliative Medicine, are IAHPC members. They are: William E. Rosa, PhD, MBE, ACHPN, FAANP, FAAN; IAHPC Advocacy Officer Katherine I. Pettus, PhD; IAHPC Executive Director Liliana De Lima, MHA; and IAHPC Chair of the Board Lukas Radbruch, MD. The other co-authors are Allison Silvers, MBA, and Stacie Sinclair, MPP.

The article lists “10 pragmatic tips that palliative specialists can use to advocate for policy changes that enhance PC access and equity at institutional, local, national, and global levels.”

The abstract states that: “Palliative specialists are uniquely positioned to merge their clinical expertise with empirical evidence to advocate for improved PC delivery. There is a vital feedback loop between advocacy and clinical practice that palliative specialists can leverage to influence key stakeholders and decision makers and bridge PC policy deficits. Sustained interdisciplinary partnerships are critical to evidence-based PC advocacy that addresses resource gaps, social injustice, and unmet and disparate needs. Although PC advocacy may appear optional or even frivolous at times, it is an essential skill for any practitioner working to improve care for seriously ill individuals and their families.”

The article’s DOI is 10.1089/jpm.2021.0182.

If you have a recently published article that you wish to share with your IAHPC colleagues, please contact Genevieve Napier.

Members in This Month’s Newsletter

The IAHPC leadership would like to thank the many members who participated in stories and columns in this month’s newsletter.

IAHPC Scholars
App Review
Media Watch

Links to IAHPC programs mentioned above: Global Consensus-Based Palliative Care Definition, Opioid Price Watch and COVID-19 Briefing Notes.

List of Members

A list of individuals who joined, or renewed their membership with, IAHPC during the past month.

Membership renewals
Name Country
Eduardo Mutto Argentina
Nicolas Dawidowicz Argentina
Vilma Tripodoro Argentina
Marianne Phillips Australia
Juliano Ferreira Arcuri Brazil
Maria Alejandra Palma Chile
Flor De Maria Cuellar Gonzalez El Salvador
Rafael Ernesto Cerna Pena El Salvador
Tania Pastrana Germany
Galilee Palliative Care Unit Greece
Hungarian Hospice Palliative Association (HHPA) Hungary
All Ireland Institute Of Hospice And Palliative Care (AIIHPC) Ireland
Lucy Kishindo Finch Malawi
Monica Osio Mexico
Norwegian Association for Palliative Medicine Norway
Jesus Eugenio De Jesus Philippines
Clint Cupido South Africa
International Children's Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) South Africa
New Health Foundation Spain
Esther Taaka Uganda
Grace Kivumbi Uganda
Jacek Soroka United States
Sorush Niknamian United States
Maria Mercedes Bernada Uruguay
Quach Thanh Khanh Vietnam
Hanan Saca-Hazboun West Bank and Gaza
New members
Name Country
Eduardo Luis DE VITO Argentina
Mirza Jacqueline Alcalde Castro Canada
Angela Mangili Cisternas Chile
Cecilia Echeverria Chile
Cristina de los Angeles Avila Ramirez Chile
Fernando Ihl Chile
Francisca Plaza-Parrochia Chile
Ximena Farfan Zuniga Chile
Yany Rojas Chile
Antonella Sanchez Colombia
Luz Marina Cano Colombia
Costa Rican Association of Palliative Medicine and Pain Medicine Costa Rica
Jessica Fernanda Alvarado Yumisaca Ecuador
Rakshith H India
Saima Furqan India
Veenavani Nallepalli India
Kazakhstan Palliative Care Association Kazakhstan
Arturo Meza Mexico
Cristian Oswaldo Hernandez Ramirez Mexico
Maricela Avila Escobar Mexico
Martha Guzman Morales Mexico
University of Cape Town, Division of Family Medicine, Palliative Medicine South Africa
Karen Wenger United States
Fiorella Bortagaray Uruguay
Martin Notejane Uruguay
Valeria Le Pera Uruguay

See the full list of IAHPC members

Do you have any questions regarding membership issues?

Contact Ms. Genevieve Napier

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