International Palliative Care Initiative Grants

Year
2004

Bulgaria

Association IZIDA
$6,379 with $6,379 match from Open Society Foundation–Sofia
Sofia, Bulgaria
To support a model home-based palliative care program which will provide training for home-based care volunteers, establish a community bereavement support program, and organize a palliative care public awareness campaign.

The Centre for Social and Health Care
$5,734.50 with $5,734.50 match from Open Society Foundation–Sofia
Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria
Svetla Georgieva Nedeva
To support the development of a home-based palliative care program in Veliko Turnovo.

Medical College of Plovdiv
$4,330 with $4,330 match from Open Society Foundation–Sofia
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Petroniya Stoyanova Karamitreva
To support the development and implementation of a palliative care curriculum in both the medical and nursing colleges.

Foundation Pleven 21st Century
$6,642 with $6,642 match from Open Society Foundation–Sofia
Pleven, Bulgaria
Nedyu Georgiev
To support a model home-based palliative care program in Pleven, Bulgaria.

Open Society Foundation - Sofia
$5,302 with $5,302 match from Open Society Foundation–Sofia
Sofia, Bulgaria
Elena Zlateva (Public Health Coordinator)
To support the development and implementation of a National Palliative Care Conference in May 2005.

Czech Republic

Cesta Domu
$30,000 with $30,000 match from Open Society Fund–Prague (Czech Republic)
Prague, Czech Republic
Martina Spinkova
To support palliative care policy development, an educational program for health care professionals and a model home based care program

Hungary

Hungarian Hospice Foundation
$67,000
Budapest, Hungary
Katalin Muszbek
To support the activities of this international palliative care clinical training program for health care professionals from Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. To support continued work on palliative care public health policy focusing on financing hospice and palliative care in Hungary with the national health insurance fund. To support technical assistance activities by members of the staff of this center for health care professionals working to establish palliative care in their countries (Georgia, Moldova).

Macedonia

Sue Ryder Hospice
$12,500 with $12,500 match from Open Society Institute–Macedonia
Skopje, Macedonia
Mira Adzic
To provide start-up one-year support for the establishment of a palliative care home based care unit at the Sue Ryder Hospice in Skopje, Macedonia for patients with life limiting illness. Operational costs for the home based care unit will be assumed by the Ministry of Health during the second year of the project.

Moldova

The State Medical and Pharmaceutical University "Nicolae Testemitanu"
$2,555 with $2,555 match from Soros Foundation–Moldova
Chisinau, Moldova
Minodora Mazur
To support the development of a university curriculum in palliative care that will include both theoretical and practical modules.

A Second Breath for Elderly People
$1,491 with $1,490 match from Soros Foundation–Moldova
Beltsy, Moldova
Irina Baicalova

A Second Breath for Elderly People
$2,172 with $2,172 match from Soros Foundation–Moldova
Beltsy, Moldova
Irina Baicalova
To support the development of palliative care in the North of Moldova and Balti district through the development of a public information center as well as to provide palliative care training for family physicians. This grant includes support for organization of a seminar on palliative care.

Soros Foundation – Moldova
$1,014
Chisinau, Moldova
Natalia Bodiu
To support the travel of Natalia Bodiu to Florida for the 16th International Symposium Supportive Care in Cancer, held from June 24-27, 2004. These funds cover travel and expenses.

Central Medical Association
$2,018 with $2,018 match from Soros Foundation–Moldova
Anadela Glaven
To support a public awareness campaign on palliative care.

The Nursing Association of the Republic of Moldova
$1,752 with $1,752 match from Soros Foundation–Moldova
Elena Stempovscaia
To support a review of existing palliative care services in rural and urban areas in Moldova.

Mongolia

Mongolian Palliative Care Society
$10,000
Odontuya Davaasuren
To support this clinical resource training center’s work in professional education, public awareness, health care policy, and drug availability.

Romania

Hospice Casa Sperantei
$10,000
Brasov, Romania
Daniela Mosoiu
To support this clinical resource training center’s work in professional education, public awareness, health care policy, and drug availability. To provide support for the technical assistance provided by members of the staff for professionals from other countries wishing to establish hospice and palliative care in their country.

Hospice Casa Sperantei Brasov Study Center
$35,003
Brasov, Romania
Daniela Mosoiu
To support three projects which would: 1) assess the need for palliative care in a Roma community; 2) implement a palliative home care program in a Roma community; 3) develop a palliative care internship program for Salzburg Medical Seminar palliative care participants.

Russia

St. Petersburg Healthcare Trust
$3,000
London, UK
Michael Siggs
To provide co-funding for a postgraduate palliative care educational program in St. Petersburg, Russia for hospice and palliative care professionals from throughout Russia.

Slovenia

Palliative Care Development Initiative
$15,000
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Urska Lunder
To support palliative care professional education programs, public awareness, drug availability and work on financing for palliative care service delivery.

South Africa

AIDS Care Training and Support Initiative (ACTS)
$24,000
White River Junction, South Africa
Margie Hardman
To support the development of a community Based Palliative Care Unit which provides six inpatient beds, education and training for staff and community caregivers, volunteer counseling and testing.

Hospice Palliative Care Association, South Africa
$50,000
Cape Town, South Africa
J. P. van Niekerk
To support HPCA's palliative care learning centers throughout South Africa in order to enhance and expand the capacity of new and developing hospices to provide palliative care services to patients and families in need.

Zululand Hospice Association
$20,000
Empangeni, South Africa
Peter Terry Lloyd
To support the operation and management of the Zululand Hospice as it works with community health services to provide home care to terminally ill AIDS patients and families in the region.

Soweto Home Care Project
$15,000
Soweto, South Africa
Barbara Campbell-Kerr
To support the organization's activities--providing public education regarding stigmatization, counseling and testing volunteers, and training community caregivers--to empower the community to deal with the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Hospice Palliative Care Association, South Africa
$40,000
Cape Town, South Africa
J.P. Van Niekerk
To support the Association's palliative care training for twenty doctors from within and without South Africa by covering the costs of tuition, travel, and accommodation for enrollment in a palliative care medicine program.

South Coast Hospice
$39,500
Port Shepstone, South Africa
Kath Defilippi
To support the infrastructure of South Coast Hospice in South Africa, enabling it to participate in the development of national and regional palliative care activities.

Tajikistan

OSI Assistance Foundation – Tajikistan
$10,000
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Zarina Abduleva
To support eight Tajik participants to attend one week of training at the Romanian Palliative Care Education Center.

Regional—CEE/FSU

University of Wisconsin—WHO Collaborating Center for Pain and Policy Studies
$75,000
Madison, Wisconsin
David Joranson
To support work in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union to make opioid analgesic medications available for children and adults suffering with life limiting illnesses.

European Association for Palliative Care
$5,000
Stressa, Italy
Carl Johann Furst
To support palliative care researchers from Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union to participate in the European Association for Pain Care Bi-Annual Research Conference in Stressa, Italy in June 2004.

PRAXIS Center for Policy Studies
$15,000
Tallin, Estonia
Ruta Kruuda
To support the performance of a palliative care rapid appraisal and needs assessment in the Balkans (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania).

Polish Association for Palliative Care, Poznan Branch
$10,000
Poznan, Poland
Jacek Luczak
To support an international palliative care clinical training program in Poznan, Poland for health care providers in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. To support technical assistance activities by members of the staff of this center for health care professionals working to establish palliative care in their countries (Croatia, Moldova).

Regional–Africa

African Palliative Care Association (APCA)
$25,000
Kampala, Uganda
Kath Defilippi
To support an adaptation of the OSI-sponsored Hospice and Palliative Care Association of South Africa's Mentorship Program for use by APCA in Zambia and Tanzania.

Global

International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care
$20,000
Chicago, Illinois
Jose Zunica
To co-fund an International AIDS Palliative Care Fellowship program which will increase the visibility and prestige of clinicians committed to the field of HIV/AIDS palliative care, and enhance their effectiveness as academic leaders, role models, and mentors for other health professionals.

International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
$30,000
Houston, Texas
Liliana De Lima
To support international traveling fellowships for palliative care professionals from developed countries to provide clinical training in resource poor countries. To support scholarships for palliative care professionals from resource poor countries to attend clinical training in a developed country. To support a clearing house for educational information and materials on palliative care for resource poor countries.

International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC)
Dr. Liliana De Lima
$30,000
Funded three programs:
1. Traveling Fellowship to support a group of palliative care teachers as they teach palliative care in developing countries. Fourteen Fellowships have been awarded since the program started in 1999, to countries in Asia, Middle East and Latin America.
2. Traveling Scholarship to provide funds for palliative care physicians from developing countries to present their clinical research at international conferences and congresses.
3. Clearing House Program to provide palliative care educational materials to individuals in developing countries. The program finds donors of palliative care journals and publications less than 5 years old and matches them with institutions and programs in developing countries in need of those publications. More than 3,000 pounds of journals on pain and palliative care have been donated to more than 100 programs, libraries and medical schools in developing countries in all regions of the world.