The International Pain Policy Fellowship
The Lance Armstrong Foundation believes in your right to live without pain. We are working with the University of Wisconsin Pain and Policy Studies Group to ensure that cancer patients all over the world have access to pain medication to ensure a better quality of life.
The International Pain Policy Fellowship will work to identify and eliminate legislative or clinical barriers to pain and palliative care in their countries. The most recent cohort of fellows includes 3 palliative care champions from India: Priyadarshini Kulkarni, MD; Shalini Vallabhan, PhD; and Nandini Vallath, MD.
Cancer accounts for nearly 8 million deaths worldwide each year, killing more people than TB, AIDS and malaria combined. The situation is particularly dire in the developing world. In 1970, only 15 percent of new cancer cases occurred in the developing world. Currently, over half of new cancer cases and almost two-thirds of cancer deaths now occur in low-income and middle-income countries, and the burden is expected to grow. By 2030, it is estimated that 70 percent of the global cancer burden will be borne by the developing world.
The LIVESTRONG documentary, Delivering Hope, illuminates through patient stories the possibility and promise of treating cancer in settings with limited resources. The Lance Armstrong Foundation is working to ensure that people around the world have access to the cancer care and support they need. Learn more at www.livestrong.org/deliveringhope.