The Open Society Foundations work to improve quality of life for patients with chronic and life-limiting illnesses, through the provision of pain relief, and by addressing the psychosocial, legal, and spiritual challenges they and their families face.
Dignified End-of-Life Care
Governments Should Follow Moldova’s Lead and Ensure Universal Access to Palliative Care
Over decades, Open Society’s funding for palliative care has improved access globally. However, while philanthropy plays a large role in this sector, palliative care must ultimately be publicly funded and universally available.
A Decade of Progress
Celebrating 10 Years of Investing in Roma Health
First established in 2008, the Roma Health Scholarships Program was intended to support young Roma trying to ensure their communities got the health care they deserved. More than a decade later, there’s no doubt it worked.
Improving Access to Palliative Care During the Global Pain Crisis
A panel of health experts discuss fighting for better access to pain relief for palliative care in India and Latin America.
The War on Drugs Is Holding Science Back
The Schedule 1 drug law classification used by the United Kingdom and the United States slows scientific knowledge and human progress in the name of a discredited approach to regulating drugs.
Ending Latin America’s Crisis of Avoidable Pain
Decades of failed drug policies have turned many patients in Latin America into collateral damage. States must do more to ensure people can get the palliative care they need.
Central Asia at History’s Crossroads
Central Asia’s long history of foreign and domestic repression is well known. Less appreciated, but just as important, is the on-the-ground progress happening across the region every day by civil society activists.
In Kenya, Overcoming Drug Fears to Expand Access to Palliative Care
The UN’s global drug policy debate is a crucial chance to ensure the need for palliative care demand is met in Kenya and beyond.
A Push for Balanced Drug Policy Is Transforming Pain Relief in India
Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, founder of Pallium India, is working state by state with health care professionals to make palliative care more pervasive.