International Palliative Care Initiative Grants

Year
2009

Armenia

Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation Armenia
Anaida Papikyan
$399; Sent September 16, 2009
To support the translation of Palliative Care Standards for Armenia into English. 

Colombia

Individual Grant- International Pain Policy Fellowship
Marta Ximena Leon
$12,000
Grant period: April 1, 2009 – March 31, 2011
To continue the implementation of and build on an existing action plan that outlines a specific strategy towards improving opioid availability in Colombia.  The strategy includes a review and analysis of the legal and regulatory frameworks in Colombia regarding the access and availability of opioid analgesics for pain management for cancer and AIDS patients, and patients with life-limiting illness.

Georgia

Georgian National Association for Palliative Care
Dimitri Kordzaia
$12,000
Grant Period: December 1, 2009 – November 30, 2010
To provide partial salary support for the Georgian National Association for Palliative Care’s National Palliative Care Coordinator. 

Open Society Georgia Foundation
Nino Kiknadze
$3,500 (matching) (LAHI: $3,500); Sent June 17, 2009
To support the "Free Legal Aid for Terminally Ill Patients" project, for which the following activities will be conducted: the production of a movie, "Palliative Care and Legal Services"; the presentation of "Palliative Care and Legal Services" to various law firms; and the printing of brochures on palliative care and human rights.

Open Society Georgia Foundation
Nino Kiknadze
$3,480 (matching); Sent December 2, 2009
To support the Cancer Prevention Center to: 1) carry out a pain study of patients and families, 2) compare the Georgian Essential Medicines List with the WHO Essential Medicines List and recommend amendments for the Georgian list, 3) write an article clarifying the definitions of drug addiction and drug dependence, 4) prepare a video documenting patient experiences in obtaining necessary pain medications, 5) sponsor a roundtable of key policy makers where all project activities will be presented.

National Cancer Centre
Pati Dzotsenidze
$9,784
Grant Period: March 3, 2010 – July 31, 2010
To support the implementation of internationally approved palliative care and pain management guidelines through education in Georgia.

Hungary

Hungarian Hospice Foundation
Katalin Muszbek
$25,000
Grant Period: February 1, 2009 – January 31, 2010
To support the Hungarian Hospice Foundation's international training programs in hospice and palliative care for healthcare professionals in 2009, and to provide salary support to the project manager, staff, and trainers. 

Hungarian Hospice Palliative Association
Katalin Hegedus
$18,240
Grant Period: January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2009
To support the development of HHPA's monthly CEE and FSU Palliative Care Newsletter designed to foster networking and communication around regional and international palliative care activities.

Kenya

Kenya Hospice and Palliative Care Association
Zipporah M. Ali
$55,000 (co-funding – OSIEA: $30,000)
Grant Period: October 1, 2009 – September 30, 2010
To provide capacity building core support for the Kenya Hospice and Palliative Care Association to carry out the organization's ongoing activities and address the recommendations outlined in a recently conducted organizational assessment.

Kenya Hospice and Palliative Care Association
Zipporah M. Ali
$40,000 (co-funding – OSIEA: $15,000; AEMI: $25,000; LAHI: $15,000)
Grant Period: October 1, 2009 – October 31, 2010
To provide combined funding to continue two projects in Kenya: 1) to build on the work to address and eliminate barriers in access to opioid analgesics and other essential palliative care medications; and 2) to address the legal and human rights issues of palliative care patients and families.

Malaysia

Individual Travel Grant
Ednin Hamzah
$1,889.00
Grant Period: October 1, 2009 – October 31, 2009
To support Dr. Ednin Hamzah in attending a training for teachers in palliative medicine, hosted by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute in Liverpool, UK, October 18-23, 2009. 

Moldova

Soros Foundation Moldova
Liliana Gherman
$1,155 (matching); Sent March 31, 2009
To support the expenses of a three-day training and stakeholders meeting on methadone prescribing, from March 4 to 5, 2009 in Moldova.

Soros Foundation Moldova
Liliana Gherman
$ 2,487 (matching); Sent April 1, 2009
To support the travel expenses of four palliative care experts from Moldova to attend the 11th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care in Vienna, May 2009.

Soros Foundation Moldova
Liliana Gherman
$1,654 (matching); Sent November 2, 2009
To support the first national conference on pediatric palliative care in November 2009, organized by Hospice Angelus and the National Palliative Care Society. 

Soros Foundation Moldova
Liliana Gherman
$24,704 (matching); Sent December 21, 2009
To support the activities of the National Palliative Care Society, including the hiring of an Executive Director ($14,761), and to support the palliative care mobile team at the Oncology Hospital ($10,033). 

Soros Foundation Moldova
Liliana Gherman
$1,654 (matching); Sent November 2, 2009
To support the first national conference on pediatric palliative care in November 2009, organized by Hospice Angelus and the National Palliative Care Society. 

Panama

Individual Grant- International Pain Policy Fellowship
Rosa E. Buitrago de Tello
$12,000
Grant period: April 1, 2009 – March 31, 2011
To continue the implementation of and build on an existing action plan that outlines a specific strategy towards improving opioid availability in Panama.  The strategy includes a review and analysis of the legal and regulatory frameworks in Panama regarding the access and availability of opioid analgesics for pain management for cancer and AIDS patients, and patients with life-limiting illness.

Serbia

Individual Grant- International Pain Policy Fellowship
Snezana Mirko Bosnjak
$12,000
Grant period: April 1, 2009 – March 31, 2011
To continue the implementation of and build on an existing action plan that outlines a specific strategy towards improving opioid availability in Serbia.  The strategy includes a review and analysis of the legal and regulatory frameworks in Serbia regarding the access and availability of opioid analgesics for pain management for cancer and AIDS patients, and patients with life-limiting illness.

The Oncologist Association
Snezana Bosnjak
$10,000
Grant Period: January 1, 2010 – April 30, 2010
To support a two-day symposium aimed to improve opioid availability and accessibility for the treatment of pain and palliative care in Serbia.

Sierra Leone

Individual Grant- International Pain Policy Fellowship
Gabriel Madiye
$12,000
Grant period: April 1, 2009 – March 31, 2011
To continue the implementation of and build on an existing action plan that outlines a specific strategy towards improving opioid availability in Sierra Leone.  The strategy includes a review and analysis of the legal and regulatory frameworks in Sierra Leone regarding the access and availability of opioid analgesics for pain management for cancer and AIDS patients, and patients with life-limiting illness.

South Africa

Hospice Palliative Care Association, South Africa
Liz Gwyther
$82,437.50
Grant Period: February 1, 2009 – December 31, 2010
To support the tuition fees of students to attend the postgraduate palliative medicine program at the University of Cape Town's Palliative Medicine Unit and the salary of a pediatric palliative care specialist as a lecturer for the program.

Open Society Foundation for South Africa
Kira-Leigh Kuhnert
$20,000.00 (matching) (LAHI: $20,000); Sent December 8, 2009
To support Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa by renewing funding for the position of Project Manager, which is currently occupied by Nicola Gunnclark.  The project manager will work on the project entitled "Linking Legal Advocates and Palliative Care Providers," which includes activities on integrating legal material into palliative care curriculums and presenting projects at international conferences.

The Bigshoes Foundation
Luke Lamprecht
$65,430
Grant Period: November 1, 2009 – November 1, 2010
To support the Bigshoes Foundation's Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) Programs in Johannesburg and Cape Town that, in partnership with the University of Cape Town and the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of South Africa, aim to improve palliative care for children.

Tajikistan

Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation Tajikistan
Zarina Kurbanbekova
$2,400 (matching); Sent June 26, 2009
To support the printing of the translated version of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Module.

Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation Tajikistan
Nigora Abidjanova
$10,838; Sent December 17, 2009
To support the Cancer Scientific Center in their efforts to advance palliative care programs in Tajikistan. The specific activities aim to: build the capacity of the Cancer Scientific Center staff; plan for the establishment of the first educational resource center in Tajikistan; train medical personnel on the principles and skills of palliative care provision; and raise awareness of the resource center among medical providers and the general population.

Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation Tajikistan
Nigora Abidjanova
$24,500 (matching - $25,500); Sent September 25, 2009
To support two trainings on palliative care for physicians and nurses in Dushanbe and Khujand from
October 6-13, 2009. 

Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation Tajikistan
Nigora Abidjanova
$1,500 (matching); Sent September 25, 2009
To conduct a legal analysis on opioid availability and barriers for palliative care provision for patients in
Tajikistan.

Uganda

Open Society Initiative for East Africa
Christine Munduru
$7,221; Sent October 6, 2009
To support the Palliative Care Association of Uganda’s advocacy activities for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day in October 2009.  

Hospice Africa Ireland
Angela Cooney
$8,150
Grant Period: December 1, 2009 – October 31, 2010
To support the making of a documentary film on Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU), which will be used to promote palliative care development throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and as a fundraising tool for Hospice Africa Uganda.

Ukraine

International Renaissance Foundation
Victoria Tymoshevska
$1,510 (matching) (LAHI: $1,510; IRF LAHI: $1,510); Sent February 16, 2009
To provide technical support for the Palliative Care and Human Rights Meeting, held in Kharkiv, Ukraine in February 2009. 

International Renaissance Foundation
Victoria Tymoshevska
$10,000 (matching) (IRF LAHI: $20,000; OSI LAHI: $20,000); Sent July 28, 2009 
To support an open competition to document human rights violations in palliative care. The project activities will include: 1) a training with Diederik Lohman, senior research at Human Rights Watch, on documentation processes; 2) funding for two or three organizations that are selected through the open competition; 3) a joint meeting following the conclusion of the documentation project to discuss results and plan for next steps.

International Renaissance Foundation
Victoria Tymoshevska
$22,000 (matching); Sent September 9, 2009
To support four organizations which were selected through an open competition to document human rights violations in palliative care.  The organizations are: Mother Theresa, a charitable foundation in Ivano-Frankivsk; Pchyolka, a charitable foundation in Odesa; Lytsem do Lytsya, a charitable foundation in Cherkasy; and Vita Light, a charitable foundation in Mykolayiv.

Vietnam

Bach Mai National Hospital
Do Duy Cuong
$14,000
Grant Period: October 1, 2009 – September 30, 2011
To develop a palliative care program at Bach Mai National Hospital. The project will begin with an inpatient consultation service and gradually add an inpatient palliative care unit, a home care team and an education and training program for medical students at Hanoi Medical University. 

Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital
Quach Thanh Khanh
$33,000
Grant Period: September 1, 2009 – August 31, 2011
To fund the salaries of two physicians and one nurse to develop a palliative care program in the largest cancer hospital in Vietnam.

Individual Grant- International Pain Policy Fellowship
Nguyen Thi Phuong Cham
$12,000
Grant period: April 1, 2009 – March 31, 2011
To continue the implementation of and build on an existing action plan that outlines a specific strategy towards improving opioid availability in Vietnam.  The strategy includes a review and analysis of the legal and regulatory frameworks in Vietnam regarding the access and availability of opioid analgesics for pain management for cancer and AIDS patients, and patients with life-limiting illness.

Regional

African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer
Lynette Denny
$5,010
Grant Period: April 1, 2009 – December 1, 2009
To provide partial support for a Palliative Care Workshop at the 7th International Cancer Conference in September 2009 (can you double check this date? It should be on the docket).

African Palliative Care Association
Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell
$204,624
Grant Period: June 1, 2009 – May 31, 2010
To provide core support to the African Palliative Care Association and build the organization's capacity through the support of staff salaries and administrative costs.

European Association for Palliative Care
Heidi Blumhuber
$10,000
Grant Period: March 1, 2009 – May 31, 2009
To provide travel grants to delegates from resource poor countries to participate in the 11th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care in Vienna 2009.

Hospice 'Casa Sperantei'
Daniela Mosoiu      
$50,000
Grant Period: September 1, 2009 – August 31, 2010
To support Hospice Casa Sperantei as a regional palliative care resource center by expanding its educational program to include: 1) a series of medical training courses for health care professionals from the region to increase their knowledge and clinical expertise; and 2) a series of exchange visits for government officials and policy makers who are interested in developing palliative care in their own countries. 

Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa
Joan Marston
$23,100
Grant Period: January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010
To support the International Children's Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) advocacy and training activities in pediatric palliative care. 

International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
Liliana De Lima
$25,000
Grant Period: November 1, 2009 – October 31, 2010
To support the development and implementation of a strategic plan to improve the availability of and access to opioid analgesics in Chile, Peru, and Mexico. 

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Hans Krokan
$24,373
Grant Period: May 1, 2009 – December 31, 2009
To support the salary of a part-time researcher to develop a collaborative network of palliative care clinicians and researchers from the former Soviet Union and Eastern and Central Europe. This network will participate in international palliative care clinical research projects that aim to develop evidence-based guidelines on patient management.

Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa
Vicci Tallis
$100,000 (matching); Sent May 6, 2009
To provide support to the African Palliative Care Association to review national legislation and policy documentation and implementation across ten African countries to assess the opportunities, gaps, strengths, weaknesses, and gender issues that can be addressed or strengthened to support palliative care at the national level.

Global

Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope
Betty Ferrell
$5,000
Grant Period: November 1, 2009 – March 30, 2010
To support a one-day, pre-conference workshop at the 16th International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN) in March 2010 (can you double check this date?)  to review the international End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium Curriculum with international oncology nursing leaders.

City of Hope National Medical Center
Betty Ferrell
$45,000
Grant Period: February 1, 2009 – January 31, 2010
To support ELNEC's international palliative care nursing projects (can you add the countries where they will have workshops?) designed to provide palliative care education and training to health care professionals throughout the world.

Human Rights Watch
Joseph Amon
$60,000 (Co-funding - NPHI: $130,000; IHRD: $260,000; China Program: $40,200)
Grant Period: July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010
To document human rights abuses against drug users, patients needing palliative care, and other marginalized groups as part of the Campaign to Stop Torture in Health Care and to advocate for evidence-based drug policy and access to medicines for the chronically ill.

Individual Travel Grant
Jamie Hayden Von Roenn
$1,367
Grant Period: December 2, 2009 – December 4, 2009
To support Dr. Jamie Hayden Von Roenn’s participation in a meeting of the International Union Against Cancer's (UICC) Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative to strategize on advancing pain relief for cancer patients worldwide, to be held in Geneva on 3-4 December, 2009. 

International Psycho-Oncology Society, Inc.
Elliot Graham
$7,800
Grant Period: April 1, 2009 – August 31, 2009
To sponsor the Presidential Symposium on Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Care as a Human Right at the IPOS 11th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, to be held in Vienna on 23 – 25 June 2009. 

San Diego Hospice Foundation
Frank Ferris
$432,808
Grant Period: July 1, 2009 – December 31, 2009
To support the Institute for Palliative Medicine's (IPM) development and implementation of the International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) for one cohort of 20 international fellows. The LDI is intended to build the capacity of physician leaders to advance palliative care in resource limited countries. IPM will develop and teach a specifically tailored curriculum that will develop the personal and organizational leadership skills of each participant and focus on advocacy, communication, team building, research, media, fund raising and grant writing.

San Diego Hospice Foundation
Frank Ferris
$438,043
Grant Period: January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010
To support the second year of the Institute for Palliative Medicine's (IPM) development and implementation of the International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) for one cohort of 20 international fellows.

The University of Wisconsin
James Cleary
$35,000
Grant Period: April 1, 2009 – March 31, 2010
To support the provision of technical assistance to five Cohort I International Pain Policy Fellows from Colombia, Panama, Serbia, Sierra Leone, and Vietnam for the first year of their new 2-year fellowships, which were awarded due to their successful and ongoing efforts to improve availability and patient access to opioid pain medications.