International Palliative Care Initiative Grants

Year
2008

(updated 1/8/2009)

Armenia

Individual Grant- International Pain Policy Fellowship
Dr. Hrant Karapetyan
$14,000
Grant period: June 1, 2008 - May 31, 2010
To support the development of a project that will review and analyze the legal and regulatory frameworks in the country regarding the access and availability of opioid analgesics for pain management for cancer and AIDS patients, and all patients with life-limiting illness.

Individual Grant- International Pain Policy Fellowship
Dr. Irina Kazaryan
$14,000
Grant period: June 1, 2008 - May 31, 2010
To support the development of a project that will review and analyze the legal and regulatory frameworks in the country regarding the access and availability of opioid analgesics for pain management for cancer and AIDS patients, and all patients with life-limiting illness.

Azerbaijan

Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation - Azerbaijan
Leyla Imanova
$5,000
Grant date: April 11, 2008
To support the costs associated with the palliative care stakeholders meeting held on April 28, 2008 in which the needs assessment will be presented.

Georgia

Individual Grant- International Pain Policy Fellowship
Dr. Pati Dzotsenidze
$14,000
Grant period: June 1, 2008 - May 31, 2010
To support the development of a project that will review and analyze the legal and regulatory frameworks in the country regarding the access and availability of opioid analgesics for pain management for cancer and AIDS patients, and all patients with life-limiting illness.

Open Society Georgia Foundation
Lasha Zaalishvili
$12,000
Grant date: July 24, 2008
To continue supporting Dr. Dimitri Kordzaia's coordinator position to develop the National Palliative Care Program of Georgia. 

Open Society Georgia Foundation
Lasha Zaalishvili
$5,000 (LAHI: $5,000)
Grant date: November 18, 2008
To support a workshop on palliative care, human rights, and the integration of legal services into palliative care in hospices in Georgia.

Guatemala

Individual Grant- International Pain Policy Fellowship
Dr. Eva Rossina Duarte Juárez
$14,000
Grant period: June 1, 2008 - May 31, 2010
To support the development of a project that will review and analyze the legal and regulatory frameworks in the country regarding the access and availability of opioid analgesics for pain management for cancer and AIDS patients, and all patients with life-limiting illness.

Jamaica

Individual Grant- International Pain Policy Fellowship
Margaret Dingle Spence
$14,000
Grant period: June 1, 2008 - May 31, 2010
To support the development of a project that will review and analyze the legal and regulatory frameworks in the country regarding the access and availability of opioid analgesics for pain management for cancer and AIDS patients, and all patients with life-limiting illness.

Individual Grant- International Pain Policy Fellowship
Verna Walker-Edwards
$14,000
Grant period: June 1, 2008 - May 31, 2010
To support the development of a project that will review and analyze the legal and regulatory frameworks in the country regarding the access and availability of opioid analgesics for pain management for cancer and AIDS patients, and all patients with life-limiting illness.

Kenya

Individual Grant- International Pain Policy Fellowship
Dr. Zipporah Ali
$14,000
Grant period: June 1, 2008 - May 31, 2010
To support the development of a project that will review and analyze the legal and regulatory frameworks in the country regarding the access and availability of opioid analgesics for pain management for cancer and AIDS patients, and all patients with life-limiting illness.

Kenya Hospice and Palliative Care Association
Dr. Zipporah Ali
$15,000 (LAHI: $15,000; OSIEA Health and Rights: $15,000)
Grant period: May 1, 2008- May 1, 2009
To improve legal/ human rights protections for palliative care patients in Kenya.

Kenya Hospice and Palliative Care Association
Dr. Zipporah Ali
$25,000 (AEMI: $25,000)
Grant period: November 1, 2008 - October 31, 2009
To provide core funding for the Kenya Hospice and Palliative Care Association to advance access to essential palliative care medicines in 2008-2009.

Open Society Initiative for East Africa (OSIEA)
Anne Gathumbi
$15,000 (matching; LAHI: $15,000)
Grant date: November 20, 2008
To support a project aimed at improving legal and human rights protections for palliative care patients in Kenya to be implemented by the Kenya Hospice and Palliative Care Association.

Moldova

Individual Grant- International Pain Policy Fellowship
Dr. Adrian Belîi
$14,000
Grant period: June 1, 2008 - May 31, 2010
To support the development of a project that will review and analyze the legal and regulatory frameworks in the country regarding the access and availability of opioid analgesics for pain management for cancer and AIDS patients, and all patients with life-limiting illness.

Soros Foundation - Moldova
Liliana Gherman
$1,860
Grant date: February 1, 2008
To support the participation of Iurie Osoianu of the National Health Insurance Company in the Quality Management of Health Services Training that is being held in St. Petersburg, Russia from February 11-15, 2008. 

Soros Foundation - Moldova
Liliana Gherman
$7,505
Grant date: March 14, 2008
To support Elena Vvedenskaya's technical assistance and consultancy visit to Moldova to assess the existing system of provision of treatment, care, and support for PLWHA. Palliative care will be one of the main focuses of the assessment. Elena's report will be used as a background document when developing the Global Fund ATM project proposal for Round 8.

Soros Foundation - Moldova
Liliana Gherman
$3,250 (matching)
Grant date: July 11, 2008
To support a palliative care education course for physicians and nurses that will take place on July 14, 2008.

Soros Foundation - Moldova
Liliana Gherman
$3,730 (matching)
Grant date: August 28, 2008
To support the Palliative Care Capacity Development Project that is being implemented by the National Medical College and Prosperare-Zubresti.  The goal of the project is to build the capacity of 30 students from the National Medical College in palliative care through specialized training and education in both in-patient and out-patient care.

Soros Foundation - Moldova
Liliana Gherman
$7,655 (matching; LAHI: $3,163)
Grant date: December 10, 2008
To support administrative costs and the "Ensuring Access and Availability to Opioid Medication" project.

Mongolia

Individual Travel Grant
Odontuya Davaasuren 
$1,323
Grant period: June 9 - July 11, 2008
To support travel to San Diego for a five-week hospice and palliative care fellowship training.

Individual Travel Grant
Dr. Batsuuri Erdenechimeg
$3,157
Grant period: November 1 - 18, 2008
To support participation in the Palliative Care Education and Practice Program at Harvard Medical School from November 12-18, 2008.

Nepal

Individual Grant- International Pain Policy Fellowship
Dr. Bishnu Dutta Paudel
$14,000
Grant period: June 1, 2008 - May 31, 2010
To support the development of a project that will review and analyze the legal and regulatory frameworks in the country regarding the access and availability of opioid analgesics for pain management for cancer and AIDS patients, and all patients with life-limiting illness.

Romania

Hospice 'Casa Sperantei'
George Ungureanu
$59,997 (IPCI: $10,000; HBMAP: $49,997.09)
Grant period: December 1, 2008- October 1, 2009
To conduct a costing analysis of the delivery of palliative care services in Romania and develop a financial outline for the health and financing authorities to facilitate the development of health budgets for all palliative care services.

South Africa

Hospice Palliative Care Association, South Africa
Dr. Liz Gwyther
$4,947.61 (IPCI: $2,473.81; Heath Media: $2,473.80)
Grant period: February 15, 2008 - March 15, 2008
To support the organization of a two-day media training workshop for HPCA advocacy team members, including an introduction to working with journalists and development of a media strategy and action plan. 

Hospice Palliative Care Association, South Africa
Dr. Liz Gwyther
$23,322
Grant period: January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008
To support the part-time salaries of a social work tutor and nurse tutor to serve as interdisciplinary faculty members of the Palliative Medicine Unit training program at the University of Cape Town for the academic calendar year January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.

Open Society Foundation for South Africa
Anita Kleinsmidt
$13,000 (matching; LAHI: $13,000)
Grant date: April 11, 2008
To support Open Society Foundation for South Africa by providing renewal of funding for the position of a Project Manager, occupied by Nicola Gunnclark, at the Hospice for Palliative Care Association of South Africa on the project entitled "Linking Legal Advocates and Palliative Care Providers."

Open Society Foundation for South Africa
Zohra Dawood
$6,000 (matching; LAHI: $6,000)
Grant date: December 14, 2008
To support the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa's pilot project of integrating legal services into hospices. This will be achieved through the integration of legal workshops at three member hospices, the training of staff to identify and refer legal problems of patients to legal services, and the development of legal material for palliative care training purposes.

Wits Palliative Care
Michelle Meiring
$65,430
Grant period: January 5, 2009 - July 5, 2010
To support the research to identify the need for and the current provision of palliative care for children admitted to state hospitals in Gauteng, South Africa. The results of this research will be used as an advocacy tool to inform training and develop services in pediatric palliative care in South Africa.

Vietnam

International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
Liliana De Lima
$20,000
Grant period: May 1, 2008 - May 31, 2010
To support two palliative care leaders from Vietnam to attend the San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care International Palliative Medicine Fellowship Training Program.

Uganda

Hospice Africa Uganda
Anne Merriman
$51,284
Grant period: December 1, 2008- December 31, 2009
To support HAU and Makerere University's creation and development of the Palliative Medicine Unit at the Mulago Teaching Hospital to be a center of excellence in palliative care clinical service, education, training, and research in Uganda.

Ukraine

International Renaissance Foundation
Yevhen Bystrytsky
$14,995 
Grant date: July 21, 2008
To support the "Development of the Palliative Care National Program in Ukraine" project.

International Renaissance Foundation
Yevhen Bystrytsky
$2,500 (matching; LAHI: $2,500)
Grant date: July 30, 2008
To support the preparation of an analytical report on human rights in palliative care in Ukraine by the All-Ukrainian Council for Patients' Rights and Safety. 

International Renaissance Foundation
Yevhen Bystrytsky
$21,340 (IRF matching: $1,760)
Grant date: October 15, 2008
To support the translation services, lunches for participants, supplies and printing of training materials for the 3-week palliative care education program that will take place from November 3-21, 2008 in Kiev.

International Renaissance Foundation
Yevhen Bystrytsky
$7,363 (matching)
Grant date: December 12, 2008
To support the operating costs for the LAHI/IPCI convening in Kharkiv City in 2009 on human rights and palliative care.

Zimbabwe

Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa
Phil DiSorbo
$50,000
Grant period: November 1, 2008 - October 31, 2009
To support the full-time salary of a palliative care leader, Dr. Stephen Williams, as Chief Medical Officer at Island Hospice in Zimbabwe. As Chief Medical Officer, he will play a crucial role in a larger collaborative project, the Zimbabwe Rural Palliative Care Initiative (ZRPCI), to introduce palliative care into or enhance the palliative care capacity of sixteen rural sites in Zimbabwe.

Regional

African Palliative Care Association
Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell
$ 23,989
Grant period: May 1, 2008 - April 30, 2009
To support advocacy activities for palliative care at the HIV/AIDS Implementers meeting in Kampala, Uganda from June 3-7, 2008. 

African Palliative Care Association
Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell
$5,027
Grant period: September 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008
To support a consultant who will assist APCA in developing and writing a grant application for funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Open Society Initiative for East Africa (OSIEA)
Anne Gathumbi
$30,000 (matching) (LAHI: $30,000; Africa Regional Office: $27,455)
Grant date: November 20, 2008
To support the African Palliative Care Association's project to review legal restrictions that hinder palliative care development and provide legal analysis around drug availability in four African countries (Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa).

Cicely Saunders International
John McGrath
$13,124
Grant period: March 1, 2008 - December 1, 2009
To prepare a series of articles on health economic and resource issues in palliative and end of life care for a special half issue publication in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. These articles will represent the discussion and focus of an OSI Seminar that was held in London at the end of 2007. 

City of Hope National Medical Center
Betty Ferrell
$45,000
Grant period: March 1, 2008 - January 31, 2009
To support ELNEC's international palliative care nursing projects which include providing copies of ELNEC teaching materials to international colleagues and groups; presentations in conjunction with two to three international palliative care and nursing conferences; follow-up support and evaluation of previous and future courses; and the creation of an International version of the ELNEC curriculum which will be translated into Russian, Swahili, Spanish, and Chinese.

Fondazione Livia Benini
Lucia Benini
$9,680
Grant period: September 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008
To review the medical advances in pediatric pain relief and palliative care over the last twenty-five years and identify and draft recommendations for future funding priorities.

Hospice Palliative Care Association, South Africa
Dr. Liz Gwyther
$23,100
Grant period: September 1, 2008 - August 31, 2009
To support the International Children's Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) to raise their profile and capacity through the advancement of the organization's strategic advocacy initiative, including the development and distribution of materials and presentations at international conferences.  Planned activities also include leadership development through travel/study scholarships to model palliative care resources centers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Human Rights Watch
Joseph Amon
$25,000
Grant period: December 1, 2008 - November 30, 2009
To support Humans Rights Watch's international advocacy initiatives to expand and improve access to pain treatment and palliative care by funding the travel of researchers to conduct and sustain targeted outreach efforts in India and Vienna.

International Psycho-Oncology Society
Elliot Graham
$10,000
Grant period: May 1, 2008 - June 30, 2008
To support the attendance of participants from low-resource countries at the IPOS 10th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology from June 9-13, 2008. 

International Union Against Cancer
Isabel Mortara
$8,000
Grant period: May 1, 2008 - September 1, 2008
To support the participation of four speakers presenting a session on Educational Opportunities in Palliative Care. 

King's College London
Dr. Irene Higginson
$198,206 (IPCI: $99,103; Health Budget Monitoring: $99,103)
Grant period: July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2010
To support a Health Economics in End-of-Life Care Fellowship at Kings College London in the Department of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation. 

Latin American Association for Palliative Care
Ana Monti
$50,000
Grant period: October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2010
To support and strengthen the operations of the Latin American Association for Palliative Care and build the capacity of its educational and networking activities in order to promote the development of palliative care in the region.

McGill University
Anna Towers
$15,000
Grant period: March 1, 2008 - October 1, 2008
To support the participation of individuals working in palliative care and presenting workshops or oral papers at the 17th International Congress on Palliative Care. 

San Diego Hospice Foundation
Dr. Frank Ferris
$321,427
Grant period: July 1, 2008 - July 31, 2010
To support the educational intervention and technical assistance in four countries to help meet the urgent demand for culturally appropriate palliative care.

The University of Wisconsin
Karen Ryan
$516,609
Grant period: January 1, 2008 - March 31, 2010
To support the launch and implementation of Cohort II of the International Pain Policy Fellowship (IPPF) with the aim to empower Fellows with the knowledge and skills that will help them to improve patient access to opioid analgesics for pain management. 

The University of Wisconsin
Karen Ryan
$37,686
Grant period: January 1, 2008 - August 31, 2008
To support 1) the completion of Cohort I of the International Pain Policy Fellowship, 2) work on the final document "Essential Elements of a National Opioids Control Policy", and 3) workshop on the IPPF fellowship at the International Association for the Study of Pain's 12th World Congress.

World Health Organization
Willem Scholten
$50,000 (AEMI: $25,000)
Grant period: December 1, 2008 - December 31, 2010
To support the development, publication, and dissemination of WHO Guidelines for Pediatric Pain to serve as the model guidelines for the treatment of chronic pain in children.