Developing Palliative Care in Asia - Short Film

More than half of all patients with cancer experience pain. In advanced disease, close to two thirds of patients report pain, about half of whom suffer pain of moderate-to-severe intensity. If cancer pain is not adequately treated, it can have devastating consequences that affect the quality of life of patients and their families. Palliative care improves the lives of patients and their families.  Watch ‘Life asked Death’ now and learn how palliative care services can be developed in ALL countries.

Photo Gallery

These photos were taken in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka during January to March 2016 as part of the Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care in-country training programs.

Several photos show the training taking place in the main government run hospitals and cancer centres. These include scenes in the hospital wards, depicting patients and their families trying to cope with the suffering presented by the life-threatening illness, as well as capturing the vital relationships between patients, both children and adults, and their caregivers.

Life, in all its forms, goes on both inside and outside the hospitals.  Is it a matter of just accepting the situation or is there an alternative to living and dying in pain?

New Palliative Care services have been started at key government hospitals and cancer centres in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka by participants of the Lien Collaborative.
Oral morphine is being made available by the government of Myanmar.
Is your country implementing policies to provide palliative care as part of the healthcare system?
Are essential medications available to treat pain?

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