International Palliative Care Initiative Grants

Year
2007

Albania

Lezha Town Health Center (LTHC)
Dr. Ndue Doci
$9,049.50
Grant period: September 1, 2007 – August 31, 2009
To provide a two-year grant to support the salary of a clinical palliative care physician/oncologist to develop an outpatient/day palliative care center at the Lezha Town Health Center, provided the institution will pay the remaining 50 percent salary support during the second year of the physician’s work.

Azerbaijan

Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation
Leyla Imanova
$2,270
Grant date: March 26, 2007
To support Afet Huseynova who acted as the in-country counterpart for OSI consultant John Ely.

Georgia

Open Society Georgia Foundation
Lasha Zallishvili
$12,000
Grant date: February 6, 2007
To support Dr. Dimitri Kordazaia’s position as the coordinator to establish the National Palliative Care Program of Georgia, in consultation and collaboration with Dr. Frank Ferris, Dr. Jan Stjernsward, and Mary Callaway.

Cancer Prevention Center
Dr. Rema Ghvamichava
$4,000
Grant period: September 1, 2007 – August 31, 2009
To provide a two-year grant to support the salary of a clinical palliative care physician/oncologist to develop a palliative care services at the Cancer Prevention Center and National Cancer Center provided the institution will pay the remaining 50 percent salary support during the second year of the physician’s work.

San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care (SDHPC)
Frank Ferris
$15,000
Grant period: January 5, 2007 – April 30, 2007
To support SDHPC team member’s costs of travel and accommodation to Georgia to assess in-country activities, provide further education in palliative medicine, and enhance palliative care program development of in-country institutions.

Hungary

Summa Health System
Steven Radwany, MD
$5,000
Grant period: September 15, 2007 – June 30, 2008
To support the improvement of End-of-Life Care in Hungary through a Fulbright Scholarship experience spent at Summa Health System Palliative Care & Hospice Services, Akron, Ohio.

Jordan

San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care (SDHPC)
Frank Ferris
$15,000
Grant period: January 5, 2007 – April 30, 2007
To support SDHPC team member’s costs of travel and accommodation to Jordan to assess in-country activities, provide further education in palliative medicine, and enhance palliative care program development of in-country institutions.

Kenya

Open Society Innitiative for East Africa
Biniafer Nowrojee
$5,000
Grant date: February 9, 2007
To support the tuition fees of Dr. Killingo Bactrin to participate in the Distance Learning Palliative Medicine program at the University of Cape Town.

Kenya Hospice and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA)
Dr. Zipporah M. Ali
$50,000 – (IPCI $25,000 / Access to Essential Medicines Initiative $25,000)
Grant period: November 1, 2007 – November 1, 2008
To provide funding for the Kenya Hospice and Palliative Care Association to advance access to essential palliative care medicines in 2007-2008

Moldova

Soros Foundation - Moldova
Liliana Gherman
$24,000 (matching)
Grant date: March 8, 2007
To support the operational activities of the 2007 palliative care workplan. These activities include: development of palliative care services in the Oncological Institute; organization of a seminar with country stakeholders; advocacy on integrating palliative care services into the national health policies; publishing the palliative care needs assessment survey; and develop civil society capacity and participation.

Nepal

International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR)
Elisabeth Dupont
$49,500
Grant period: September 1, 2007 – August 31, 2008
To support the Director of the INCTR PAX Program to develop Regional Palliative Care Centers in cancer institutes in Nepal and Tanzania.

Nigeria

Center for Palliative Care (CPCN)
Olaitan Alice Soyanno
$10,000
Grant period: August 1, 2007 – October 31, 2007
To support the training of health care professionals on the basic principals of palliative care.

Romania

Treatment Activist Group on HIV/AIDS (GAT)
Luis Mendao
$1345.62
Grant period: April 30 – October 31, 2007 
To support a conference participant speaking on palliative care in the Roma population.

Slovenia

Palliative Care Development Institute, Ljubljana
Urska Lunder
$5,880
Grant period: June 28, 2007 – February 3, 2009
To provide travel support to a palliative care leader from the IPCI supported Palliative Care Development Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia to do a clinical observership with Dr. Frank Ferris at the San Diego Hospice.

Tanzania

International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR)
Elisabeth Dupont
$49,500
Grant period: September 1, 2007 – August 31, 2008
To support the Director of the INCTR PAX Program to develop Regional Palliative Care Centers in cancer institutes in Nepal and Tanzania.

Vietnam

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
Susan Block/Eric Krakauer
$25,000
Grant period: January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2007
To provide support for Vietnam’s first palliative care train-the-trainers conferences, for continued work on improving national opioid policy, and for efforts to establish collaboration between Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care and Vietnamese colleagues to develop a model palliative care program.

Regional

American Association of Colleges and Nursing (AACN)
Pam Malloy
$5,000
Grant period: May 15, 2007 – July 15, 2007
To host a reception for attendees at the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Meeting in Vienna where the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) presented a paper based on IPCI’s palliative care for nurses course held in Salzburg in October 2006.

American International Health Alliance, Inc. (AIHA)
Olena Dolotova  
$50,000 (funded through the Access to Essential Medicines Initiative)
Grant period: November 15, 2007 – September 30, 2008
To provide administrative and logistical support to an OSI regional drug availability workshop in Ukraine in 2008 with participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, and Ukraine.

The African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer
Lynette Denny
$5,000
Grant period: June 1st – October 31st, 2007
To support the printing of a palliative care booklet for workshop delegates at the 6th International Cancer Conference, and other associated conference costs.

The African Palliative Care Association (APCA)
Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell
$10,000
Grant period: August 1, 2007 – December 30, 2007
To support the participation of individuals working in palliative care at the 2nd APCA Regional Palliative Care Conference.

The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund
Olivia Dix
$42,000
Grant period: December 31st, 2007 – December 31st, 2008 
To support new and emerging leaders in palliative care in sub-Saharan Africa to undertake relevant research to increase their knowledge and extend their professional capabilities.  The aim of this project is to help boost palliative care research and palliative care as an academic specialty in sub-Saharan Africa and address the lack of a research base.

Help the Hospices
Nick Pahl
$250,000 – (IPCI $150,000/Global Fund Initiative $100,000)
Grant period: November 30, 2007 to November 29, 2009
This two-part grant seeks to: 1) To support advocacy for palliative care at a local, national and global level through grants, technical assistance, networking, effective communication and a coordinated, systematic and proactive approach led by the Worldwide Palliative Care  Alliance.  2) Develop a specific advocacy initiative to the Global Fund on palliative care and to target specific countries for proposal development and advocacy to access to Global Fund resources in the identified countries.

Hospice Casa Sperantei
Daniela Mosoiu
$35,000
Grant period: December 1, 2007 – December 31, 2008
The aim of the project is to support development of palliative care in the surrounding non-EU countries through theoretical and hands-on training at Hospice Casa Sperantei and by training and expertise offered by the HCS team in the participating countries of Moldova, Serbia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina and others.

Hospice Palliative Care Association – South Africa
Liz Gwyther
$25,000 ($12,500 Palliative Care; $12,500 Law and Health Initiative)
To provide researchers with funding to author a background paper on palliative care as a human right.

Hungarian Hospice Foundation
Kati Muszbek
$25,000
Grant period: January 15, 2008 – January 15, 2009
To support the Hungarian Hospice Foundation’s four international training programs to be held in 2008 for hospice and palliative care, and to provide salary support to the project manager, staff, and numerous trainers.

Hungarian Hospice Palliative Association
Dr. Katalin Hegedus
$18,700
January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008
To support the continued development of the monthly online CEE & FSU Palliative Care Newsletter in English and Russian languages that covers palliative care activities in the region, while aiming to increase country participation in international associations, movements and actions.

International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC)
Rick Calmelat
$10,000
Grant period: January 15, 2007 – September 1, 2008
The purpose for this fellowship program is to promote the visibility of a clinician committed to the field of HIV/AIDS palliative care, and to enhance his/her effectiveness as an academic leader, role model, and mentor for future generations of health professionals. The fellowship project will address a critical aspect in the delivery of palliative care of HIV-infected patients within his/her respective communities.

International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR)
Ian McGrath
$5,000
Grant period: December 1, 2007 – December 31, 2007
To support the production and distribution of a special edition of the INCTR’s newsletter on the working groups of the Thematic Workshop held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in August 2007.

National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS)
Cynthia Goh
$64,000
Grant period: January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2007
To support the development of a palliative care resource training center for healthcare professionals from resource poor countries in Southeast Asia.

National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS)
Cynthia Goh
$10,000
Grant period: August 1, 2007 – July 31, 2008
To provide bursaries for two candidates to obtain the Asia Pacific Palliative Care Graduate Certificate.

National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS)
Cynthia Goh
$15,000
Grant period: August 1, 2007 – October 1, 2007
To support the participation of individuals from resource poor countries attending the 2007 Asia Pacific Hospice Conference.

Pain and Policy Studies Group
Karen Ryan
$100,000 (funded through the Access to Essential Medicines Initiative)
Grant period: January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2008
To support two major regional opioid availability workshops in 2008:  one each in Southeast Asia and the Former Soviet Union. The PPSG will assist with participant selection, agenda and materials preparation, pre-workshop mapping, attend and participate in the workshops, and provide follow-up technical assistance during the grant period to stimulate improved patient access to opioid analgesics.

Philippine Pain Society
Henry Lu
$50,000 (funded through the Access to Essential Medicines Initiative)
Grant period: November 1, 2007 – October 30, 2008
To provide administrative and logistical support to an OSI regional drug availability workshop in the Philippines in 2008 with participants from the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand (leaders in the fields of pain, cancer, AIDS, and pharmacy, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Health.)

University of Cape Town
Liz Gwyther
$46,220
Grant period: January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2008
To provide grants for postgraduate students to complete their second year studies in palliative medicine at the University of Cape Town.