Singapore-Indonesia Collaboration to enhance palliative care profession in Jakarta

Jakarta, Indonesia, 20 January 2015 – Non-communicable, life-threatening medical conditions are on the rise in Indonesia, with a projected 10,000 new cancer cases annually in Jakarta alone.* Of these, an estimated 7,000 cases are expected to be at the incurable stage at the point of diagnosis – presenting a growing demand for palliative care services. The Singapore International Foundation (SIF)’s launch of a three-year training programme to enhance the practice of palliative care in Jakarta in partnership with the Indonesia Cancer Foundation, Jakarta (YKI DKI) and Rachel House (RH) aims to help improve care for the terminally ill in Jakarta – Indonesia’s largest city of over 10 million residents…read more

From Singapore International Foundation