Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care

Who started it?


The Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care draws on philanthropy, tertiary educational institutions, palliative care service providers and individuals to collaborate on a project designed to strengthen Palliative Care leadership and capacity. This initiative has been co-developed by the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) and the Lien Foundation, a philanthropic house in Singapore which works in the areas of water and sanitation, early childhood education, aging and palliative care.

The APHN is a charitable non-governmental organisation registered in Singapore in 2001. APHN members include some 200 organisations that support or provide palliative care and over 1,100 individuals working in the field in the Asia Pacific region.

What are we aiming to do?

Help build Palliative Care capacity in the region


Focus on countries with little/no services


Integrate with mainstream government health system

Where do we focus our energies?

Facilitate – Support – Advocate – Influence


Drug Availability



Who gets involved?