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Project Hamrahi mentor guide

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Project Hamrahi in Ambala, Haryana February 2017

It was a dark and stormy night. It wasn’t really, it was a dark and foggy morning and we were at the wrong gate of New Delhi railway station. The ...

Collaboration, Community & The Cachar Cancer Centre

In November of last year I had the privilege of returning to Silchar and visit our friends at the Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre. The team from the previous ...

Silk Saris, Supportive Community and Self-reflection

Coimbatore in western Tamil Nadu is perhaps one of the cleanest cities I have visited in India, and the opening of the Conference shed some light on this phenomenon-   the ...

Raising funds for Hamrahi, APLI

Fundraiser, 30th April, 2017 THANK YOU Thanks to friends and family and local community, we had a great outcome, raising over $1500 from sales, donations and raffles. There was genuine interest in the story ...

A wealth of experience at IAPCON Coimbatore 2017

Dr T. Balaji, the Organising Secretary for the IAPCON 2017 together with the varied Conference Scientific Committees and the Local and Supporting Committees arranged and warmly hosted a stimulating and ...

APLI Project Hamrahi fundraiser

  APLI (http://apli.net.au/) supports palliative care development in the Asia Pacific.We are holding a fundraising event in Woodend, Victoria, Australia, on 30th April to spread awareness about our charity, indulge in ...

Project Focus

As some of you may be aware, in early 2016 the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) held four ‘APHN Dialogs’, in which clinicians across the Asia Pacific region ...

Cachar Cancer Hospital appeal

Dear APLI Members Most of you will be aware that fellow members have been visiting Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (CCHRC), Assam, for several years. The hospital is run by ...

International Update on Pain Management and Palliative Care Advances 2016

The International Update on Pain Management and Palliative Care Advances 2016, is being organized by the Pain and Palliative Care Unit, Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health ...

Nepal - APLINational Strategy for Palliative Care in Nepal

- Dr Dan Munday & Dr Ruth Powys Nepal, March 2016 In Nepal over 112,000 people each year will be in need of palliative care.  An appropriate national strategy is an ...

Palliative care in Kolkata – a lesson for us all.

- Anil Tandon Working as a volunteer in India I always seem to learn more than the stated intention of travelling to India to teach others. In October 2015 I was ...

Moulana APLIWith a champion, anything is possible

- Odette Spruyt I hope you will let me tell you a story about Lakshadweep, a group of islands in the Arabian sea, off the coast of Kerala, India. A teacher of ...

Koshish5 - APLIKosish the Hospice, India: Contexts, Conversations, Compassion and a Conference 29 January to 15 February 2016

- Karen Anderson, Lecturer & Unit Coordinator, Edith Cowan University In the December 2015 Issue of the Australasian Palliative Link International Newsletter, Dr Odette Spruyt wrote of her personal experience of ...

Palliative care for India e-learning modules launched by ecancer

Adapted from ehospice International, 15 March 2016 article by Fiona Rawlinson, ecancer 20 open access e-learning education modules about palliative care in India were launched at the Indian Association of Palliative ...

‘Need of the Hour’

Indian Association Palliative Care 2016: Brief Conference notes A key theme running through many plenaries of the 23rd IAPCON was that palliative care is at the forefront of a change in ...

Cachar 12015 Return to the Valley: Cachar Cancer Centre, Silchar, Assam, India

The visit made in December 2015 was the third visit to Cachar Cancer Centre undertaken by members of APLI in the last three years. The visits have been part of ...

APLI Annual Forum, 2016

Members and non-members alike are warmly invited to attend the 2016 Australasian Palliative Link International Forum. The APLI forum is usually held in Melbourne but this year it will be ...

Fear is the key!

Working with the dying reveals two aspects of our nature…the first being our sense of compassion, which is bountiful and healing; not only for the patient and their family and ...

Heat and Dust – adventures in Rajasthan.

In 2015 I was fortunate to have had the opportunity of travelling twice to India as part of Project Hamrahi activities. In June I spent a week with Anjum Joad ...

First visit to Fiji – November, 2015

Fiji Islands The team at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital welcomed me to visit them in November to meet and talk together about their efforts to develop palliative care in Fiji. ...

Palliative Care Australia Inaugural Award for Innovation in Palliative care for Project Hamrahi

At the Gala dinner of the Palliative Care Australia (PCA) conference on the 3rd September, Project Hamrahi was awarded the Innovation in Palliative Care award by PCA. This honour acknowledges ...

mark boughey teachingAPLI forum, 2015

The theme of our annual forum in 2015 was "Becoming a Mentor". We had 13 participants in person, and several attended by video conference. We were especially pleased to welcome ...

brett suttonEmergency Buddhism: Part II

Dr. Brett Sutton explores the connection between Buddhism and Emergency Medicine.   The historical Buddha first witnessed the suffering of the real world when he saw a birth, an old person, an ...

Host a screening of Little Stars for World Hospice and Palliative Care day

The theme for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2015 which will take place on October 10, 2015 is “Hidden Lives / Hidden Patients”. This year’s theme will focus on the ...

IAPCON 2016

The 23rd International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2016) will be held in Pune from February 12 to 14, 2016. This is being organised by Cipla ...

Return to Cachar Cancer Centre

David Brumley will be returning to Cachar Cancer Centre, Assam, from 30th November to the 11th December, 2015. He will be taking a new team with him on this third ...

Dr Rangan MallawaraachchiPalliative Care on the Move in Northern Province, Sri Lanka

News from Dr Ranjan Mallawaaarachchi, Founder and Coordinating secretary, Regional Association of Palliative Care, Northern Province. Consultant OMF surgeon, District General Hospital, Vavuniya and Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Back ground ...

Kosish Hospice

This pioneer rural palliative care service in the tribal state of Jharkhand & West Bengal in India is providing much needed palliative care services to the elderly and terminally ill ...

Palliative care in Patna, Bihar, India

To date, this remains poorly developed, despite efforts of Dr Rajesh Singh and colleagues at the Regional Cancer Centre, to raise awareness of palliative care and promote developments at the ...

4th International Conference on Pain Management

4th International Conference on Pain Management at Sanjay Gandhi Post- Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, INDIA on November 7th - 9th, 2015.  

APLI Annual Forum 2015

APLI  is planning to hold the annual forum on Monday the 31st of August, 2015,  in Melbourne, with the theme 'Becoming a Mentor'. Please save the date. More information to follow soon.

Tripura Statewide Palliative Care Course, February 2015

Agartala Leadership Workshop, Feb2015

Agartala Leadership Workshop Author : David MacKintosh In November 2014, for Chris and Wendy, it was to be their third and second support visits respectively, to the Regional Cancer Centre in Agartala, ...

Presentation of Palliative Care Centre, Thanal Society, Lakshadweep

Hamrahi news: Presentation of Palliative Care Centre, Thanal Society, Lakshadweep http://ow.ly/Fzh2e http://ow.ly/Fzh6r http://ow.ly/Fzhcm

UICC World Cancer Congress Melbourne, Dec 2014

APLI Hamrahi group meets with Professor Rajgopal at the WCC, December 2014

Thanal Charitable Organization Nursing Excellence Award 2014

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Lakshadweep Hamrahi visit November 2014

Lakshadweep Blog, November 2014 Sarah Begley &  Sophia Lam It has been a pleasure visiting our friends of the Lakshadweep Institute of Palliative Care on the Island of Kavaratti a year after ...

APLI forum May 2014

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How your donations help

Your donations to APLI help in the following ways: assist with training of doctors and nurses in palliative care practice in developing nations support nurses to travel and teach as part of ...

Lakshadweep hospice inaugurated

Announcing the inauguration of the first hospice in Lakshadweep, India memo from Dr Ali Azher Dear All A great time with immense pleasure... The palliative care services has completed one year in Lakshadweep. Three ...

WHO Boosts Hope on Pain Relief, Palliative Care Board Position Should Improve Access for Patients with Life-Threatening Illness WHO Approved Text of Resolution.pdf (Geneva) –The Executive Board of the World Health Organization on ...

Tiffins for sale

Tiffins are used by millions of Indians as the carrier of their lunches. Mumbai in particular is famous for the faultless delivery of thousands of lunches to office blocks across ...

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Education

Conference presentations Torque, Monash University, 16 April 2016 Australian Pain Society, April 2012-Pain Management in Resource Poor Areas-Project Hamrahi MASSC June 2012 – Dr Suharsha Kanathigoda, Project Shanti Pallium India Refresher Course, New Delhi, ...

Annual Forum

Each year, APLI holds an annual forum. In recent years, these have focussed on Project Hamrahi, as an opportunity to support mentors and to share experiences and expertise. Previous Forum: April 29, ...

Sponsorship

Volunteers India Prof. M. R. Rajagopal, COSA, 2014.   Raelee Jensen, Palliative Care Nurse, TIPS, Kerala Ms Raelee Jensen, a New Zealand palliative care nurse received sponsorship from APLI in 2009 to assist her work ...

Project Hamrahi “Fellow Travellers”

In 2010, APLI joined with Pallium India to establish Project Hamrahi (“Hamrahi” is Hindi for ‘fellow traveller”). The chair and founder of Pallium India is Professor Rajagopal, one of the ...

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Your donations to APLI help in the following ways:

assist with training of doctors and nurses in palliative care practice in developing nations

support nurses to travel and teach as part of Project Hamrahi

help with purchase of critical site resources such as essential equipment and supplies,  medicines and educational materials