Funding for palliative care programs in developing countries

Callaway, M., Foley, K.M., de Lima, L., Connor, S.R., Dix, O., Lynch, T., Wright, M. and Clark, D. (2007) Funding for palliative care programs in developing countries. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 33(5), pp. 509-513. (doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2007.02.003)

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Abstract

There are many palliative care developments in resource-poor regions of the world. Most of them are supported by third-party donors and grant makers. The funding necessary to cover essential palliative care services usually exceeds the financial means of many developing countries. Health care services may have to be complemented by nongovernmental organizations that are dependent on fund raising and voluntary donations from a variety of external sources. Coordinated action by international funding agencies is needed to ensure that the world's poorest people have access to essential medications and appropriate palliative care. To this end, international networking in the palliative care field is vital. There are now a number of collaborative networks that make a significant contribution to the development and sustainability of hospice and palliative care across many resource-poor regions of the world.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Professor David
Authors: Callaway, M., Foley, K.M., de Lima, L., Connor, S.R., Dix, O., Lynch, T., Wright, M., and Clark, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0885-3924
ISSN (Online):1873-6513
Published Online:03 May 2007

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