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 visit. Dr Niamh O’Connor has had medical experience in Tanzania and later in Uganda, where she trained with Dr Anne Merriman. This will be her first visit to India. Lisa King has a strong record in palliative and oncology nursing and education, and will accompany David, along with Joan Ryan, specialist palliative care nurse from Sydney, NSW.

Dr Iqbal Bahar, Cachar Cancer Centre

Dr Iqbal Bahar, Cachar Cancer Centre


Hippocratic film applauded across Australia

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With only one city remaining in the Australian launch of the biographical documentary, Hippocratic, it is clear that the film has had great impact here.

One important feature has been the opportunity for Q&A after the movie, where audience members have a chance to delve deeper into the issues raised in the film, such as trying to understand the distressing ongoing shortage of morphine, an essential medication in pain management, a shortage that affects over 80% of the world’s population.

This issue alone should galvanise us to action, to demand change and accountability. However, long time advocates in this field know only too well how difficult it is to bring about change and improvements here.

Films such as Hippocratic are too few and APLI thanks Moonshine Movies for their commitment to contributing to change in a creative and positive way.


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