By Genevieve Napier & Avril Jackson - Manager of Programs and Projects & Senior Editor
Ganesh from Nepal
Ganesh, a physician from Nepal, was one of the 18 healthcare professionals who received a traveling scholarship to attend the 12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference (APHC) in Singapore.
"Palliative care in Nepal is grossly inadequate with only a few institutions providing basic palliative care in the capital city and none at all in small towns and suburbs.... There is a significant lack of trained professionals in the field, and a shortage of pain and palliative care specialists. However, informal training and advocacy workshops are being delivered, mainly with the help of local and international non-governmental organizations...Everyone should have access to excellent care during the course of a serious illness and at the end of life.
Participating in the Asia Pacific Conference enhanced my knowledge, skills, and technical expertise and will enable me to provide excellent clinical care to our patients...giving me the opportunity to attend was an important milestone in the development of the healthcare system of Nepal."
On behalf of our scholarship recipients and the entire IAHPC team, thank you for your generosity and making the Travel Scholarship Program possible.
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