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.
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.
Children Around the World Aren’t Getting the Palliative Care They Need
Myths, fears, and more keep children with life-limiting illness from the mind, body, and spiritual care they have a right to.
Ukraine Applies Anti-Torture Standards to Health Care
Since deciding the Convention against Torture applies to health facilities, Ukraine has helped patients get the palliative care they need.
A Human Rights Treaty Finally Recognizes the Right to Palliative Care
Latin American signatories to a groundbreaking resolution vow to provide pain medication, psychological services, and other support to dying patients.