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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Unknown

Mission: Millions of patients around the world are diagnosed with life threatening conditions or advanced stages of diseases such as cancer. The vast majority of them do not have access to care, including pain relief. The mission of IAHPC is to collaborate and work to improve the quality of life of patients with advanced life-threatening conditions and their families, by advancing hospice and palliative care programs, education, research, and favorable policies around the world.We achieve this by:*Facilitating and providing palliative care education and training opportunities for care providers *Acting as an information resource for professionals, health care providers and policy makers *Developing collaborative strategies for hospice and palliative care providers, organizations, institutions and individuals

Results: Through our website we provide a lot of support and information to help those who are starting to develop hospices and palliative care programs, enabling them with the tools and information they need.

Target demographics: advance hospice and palliative care for patients and their families

Direct beneficiaries per year: hundreds of hospice and palliative care workers around the world: 48 workers from 19 countries received scholarships to attend seminars and training sessions; other 60 participated in workshops in Managua on pain treatment, over 80 participated in workshops to develop palliative care curricula for undergraduate medical students in Colombia, provided support and guidance to countries in Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe, and much more!

Geographic areas served: Throughout the world

Programs: scholarships to hospice and palliative care workers, workshops with physicians and government representatives to improve access to treatment and care, developing awareness campaigns to improve policies and programs so that patients with life limiting illnesses receive the care they need.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 FrankDFerris

Board Member

Rating: 5

IAHPC is a key partner in the international advocacy and education process to build global palliative care capacity. As a participant in this process, I have found the services offered by IAHPC, partcularly the International Travel Scholarships to be invaluable to bring members together; the resouces at the IAHPC website to be easily accessible and very useful to many of the people I am working with; and now the access to palliative care journals to be a key resouces, as physicians and nurses in most countries do not have easy access to literature or educational resources.I hope IAHPC will dramatically increase its reach and membership in the coming year.

5

Board Member

Rating: 5

Like many others, I new IAHPC receiving the benefits it offers to the palliative care community - I used the word "benefit", but the right word is "opportunity": IAHPC gave many people - including me - the opportunity to take a look at the modern world of palliative care. I had the opportunity to become a board member, to know the institution from the inside and to participate in some of its projects. Currently it is the place where I join people willing to move forward - and this is my privilege.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been associated with IAHPC since early days of my career in palliative care. The organization has helped me in many ways to enhance my activities in the field. It is one of the best websites to access any information on palliative care. The newsletter is the highlight and I look forward to reading the each publication. I have also seen many of my other friends in developing countries getting hugely benefitted by various scholarships they offer and in that sense IAHPC is an organization which is truly global with an access to all.

5

Board Member

Rating: 5

IHAPC is a very important organization to provide knowledge and practical help of palliative care throughout the world. Its bridges developing and delveloped world in a very important way. The membership structure and the way how IHAPC has membership fees reflects the philosophy. The homepage is a powerful tool to support many people around the world. Initiatives such as best practises for palliative care highlight also how IHAPC aims to make a difference at a very basic level at every patient throughout the world. Initiatives how to promote opioid availability in many many countries are of outmost importance. IHAPC has also the talent to liase with other organizsations with the main goal to make a difference. I am proud to be part of this organization and I am very impressed and thankful how it developed.

5

Board Member

Rating: 5

What qualifies an organization to be called truly international? A truly international organization cannot really ignore the needs of developing countries which form at least 75% of the World’s population. The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) stands out in the global health care scene due to its efforts to relieve pain and suffering in the developing world. I have the following specific points to make in support of the above statement: 1. It has a graded membership fee structure, by which a member from a resource poor country has to pay as little as 10 dollars a year, as against a member from an affluent country having to pay more than five times as much. 2. It has established traveling scholarship & fellowship programs as well as faculty development grants which all have helped the poor. 3. It has created several precious resources (like Essential Medicines List) which have helped people the world over.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

Many things make the IAHPC unique. It is a small organistion with a tremendous worldwide impact, somehow achieving so much on a shoestring income.It has contributed to the development of more than 8200 hospice / palliative care services worldwide, and on its modest website experienced professionals and the newest volunteers can find the information they need to start, maintain and then excel in this essential ministry, restoring dingity for the dying, and hope for all sufferers.

6

Board Member

Rating: 5

IAHPC mission is to collaborate and work to improve the quality of life of patients with advanced life-threatening conditions and their families, by advancing hospice and palliative care programs, education, research, and favorable policies around the world. and the mission is to help to increase and optimize the availability of and access to hospice and palliative care for patients and their families throughout the world. with the burden of HIV and AIDS, cancer and other life limiting illnesses, palliative care is humane way to support people at the end oif life and IAHPC is doing a great job here.

6

Board Member

Rating: 4

IAHPC has done a lot and is still doing a great deal to advance palliative care globally, and especially in the developing countries. IAHPC has supported training, advocating for essential palliative care drugs, developing Palliative care guidelines and bringing palliative care providers from around the world together.

8

Board Member

Rating: 5

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care strives to promote hospice and palliative care services in developing countries. We do this through our newsletter, by providing grants for travel for health professionals in developing countries to attend international meetings, sending world experts to developing countries to teach for two weeks, awarding grants to universities, colleges, to support a faculty position to teach and develop a palliative care curriculum. We do all this, plus more, on a very small and limited budget and we have done so for many years. Bill Farr

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14

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved as a board member and Vice-Chair of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative (IAHPC) Care, Inc. since its inception. Prior to this, I was the Vice-president of the International Hospice Institute and the successor organization the International Hospice Institute and College, which was the immediate predecessor of the IAHPC. The IAHPC has been actively involved in promoting hospice and palliative care education in developing countries. To this end, we send experts to these resource poor countries in order to develop a culturally sensitive educational program for the whole host of service providers in programs aimed at alleviating the pain and other symptoms in patients with far-advanced and terminal diseases. In addition, we provide funds to selected care providers in developing countries to attend educational programs in various parts of the world. We also support a faculty member for three years in a resource poor country who is dedicated to developing a new hospice/palliative care educational program in their hospital and university. We publish free booklets, and e-books for use by resource poor countries. We also send out a free e-newsletter each month to over 8,000 persons each month. We do all of this very efficiently and on a very small budget.

7

Board Member

Rating: 4

This organisation has a real vision to advocate for and facilitate effective hospice and palliative care worldwide. As an academic in this filed, I have seen the effect of this organisation in different countries and situations. Thus although I am too busy, I have this year volunteered to join the board, and was fortunate to be voted on.