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 – Colombo

Hippocratic film screening in the Macedon Ranges, at Baringo, Gisborne, Saturday 21st October

APLI joins other host organisations across Australia in hosting Dr MR Rajagopal and Hippocratic, the biographical documentary about the life and work of this inspirational leader in palliative care.

We are hosting this event at Baringo, a local cinema and restaurant complex, Gisborne, as a fund and awareness raising event for Pallium India.

Tickets are limited to 30 people due to the size of the cinema.

Odette Spruyt, Hamrahi Coordinator, APLI.

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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