We are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr Cynthia Goh peacefully on 13 February 2022. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones ❤️
Dr Goh, a pioneer of palliative care in Singapore and the Asia Pacific, a woman who deserves great admiration and recognition. She dedicated her life to helping others die with dignity and it is through her vision that palliative care in Singapore is where it is today.
The Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network, under the visionary leadership of Dr Goh during her years of involvement at the helm has developed into a significant organisation and network in the region. Her efforts in galvanising the palliative care community in the region, advocating, teaching, training, and mentoring has helped transform the lives of many in the Asia Pacific. This organisation would not be where it is today without her guidance and nurturing, coupled with her resolute and indefatigable faith that we could improve the quality of life of many.
Beyond Dr Goh’s incredible achievements, she has been and will always be an inspiration for the palliative care community.
Dr Goh, we will never forget you. You will remain forever to us, a true inspiration, and a light for future generations.
If you would like to pay your tribute or share any photos, you can do so here: https://obits.sg/d/dr-goh-fung-cynthia-ruth/11207/en
Tributes From Around The World
Palliative Care Australia: 17 February eNewsletter
HCA Hospice Care: Honouring Prof Cynthia Goh
Hospice India: A tribute to Dr Cynthia Goh, Palliative Care Pioneer in the Asia Pacific (Hinglish)
India Association of Palliative Care: Dr. Cynthia Goh, we remember you with gratitude!
National University of Singapore (NUS), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine:
Read the post online here.
Singapore Medical Association (SMA):
Chapter of Pain Medicine Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore: PAS and ASEAPS:
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital: Remembering Prof Cynthia Goh
College of Palliative Medicine of Sri Lanka:
Palliative Care Association of Sri Lanka:
Bangladesh Lien Collaborative Group:
Dept of Palliative Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University:
African Palliative Care Association: Condolence Message from African Palliative Care Association (APCA)
Donation to a monastery in Ho pone, Shan State in Myanmar in remembrance of Dr Cynthia: