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 key pioneers of palliative care in India. Project Hamrahi is supported by a grant from the Australia India Council. Hamrahi is founded on the idea of mutual learning.

Hamrahi is a collaboration to establish links between Australian palliative care doctor and nurse teams and Indian doctors and nurses who are setting up new services in India. It aims to support the development of fledgling palliative care services in India, and the individuals who are working to establish these services. Volunteers are given the opportunity to work in a different culture and better understand the challenges faced by colleagues in those countries. It strengthens regional relationships and enriches practice in both linked countries.

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Since commencement in 2010, there have been 7 visits, mostly to northern Indian services.


  • Project Hamrahi-Patna, Bihar –reports attached
  • Project Hamrahi-Jamshedpur, Jharkhand – reports attached
  • Project Hamrahi – Pushpagiri, Kerala –report attached
  • Project Hamrahi – Silchar, Assam – report attached
  • Project Hamrahi – Behrampur, Orissa – report attached
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    Project Shanti

    Sri Lanka

    Project Shanti – Colombo

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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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