MOU signed between APHN and BSMMU


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A MOU was signed between the APHN and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on 19 February 2013 to provide a Training-of-Trainers Programme in Palliative Care at the BSMMU Centre for Palliative Care.  The 1st Bangladesh programme is scheduled for 6-10 April 2013.  Persons interested in attending this programme should contact the BSMMU Centre for Palliative Care (enquiries may be sent to Prof Nezamuddin at  This follows the recent feasibility study visits to Bangladesh and Myanmar. The 1st Myanmar programme is planned for 2013 (dates to be confirmed).

To recap, the Lien Foundation, a family foundation from Singapore, has given the APHN a 4-year grant to run Training of Trainers projects in developing countries. This initiative is named the Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care, with projects planned for Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. The grant covers the position of a Programme Director (already appointed), travel and accommodation expenses for trainers to fly to those countries from Singapore, a clinical fellowship program in established palliative care units in the region, and elements to improve drug availability in the target countries.

The idea is to set up a collaborative of individuals and organisations to contribute to this work. We are looking for individual volunteers to do the teaching, and palliative care organisations to contribute their staff time for this work, and to offer places for clinical fellowships for healthcare workers from developing countries.

Thank you again to all members and friends who have taken the time to respond to December’s email message.

If you have not already replied, please click on the Reply Form to register your interest to help with this. We need:

1) Volunteers able and willing to travel to teach in:  a) Bangladesh;  b) Myanmar
2) Organisations willing to contribute:  a) staff time;  b) take clinical fellows

Looking forward to your response to help!

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