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Community caregivers: the backbone of HIV care and support programmes

Community caregivers are the backbone of effective HIV care and support programmes according to a multi-country study funded by UNAIDS and Cordaid and conducted by the Caregivers Action Network (CAN) and Cordaid.

Published
09 September 2013
From
UNAIDS
HIV in Thailand: how we moved our Aids care into the community

Usanee Janngeon writes about the evolution of her organisation – from a hospice that was 'a dumping ground for the dying', to offering all-inclusive home-based care.

Published
10 July 2013
From
The Guardian
Ukraine: New Breakthrough for Incurably Ill

Ukraine’s cabinet of ministers’ approval of new regulations on access to pain medicines will dramatically expand healthcare services for patients with incurable illnesses and reduce unnecessary suffering, Human Rights Watch said today.

Published
15 May 2013
From
Human Rights Watch Health
Pain and worry common problems for people with HIV receiving palliative care in Africa

People with HIV receiving palliative care have high levels of physical and psychological problems, according to the results of a study conducted in sub-Saharan Africa and published

Published
02 October 2012
By
Michael Carter
Patients with pain have poorer engagement with HIV care

Pain in people with HIV is associated with an increased risk of missed appointments, investigators from the US report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired

Published
22 August 2012
By
Michael Carter
NICE releases new pain relief guidelines

Many patients with advanced cancer and other debilitating conditions are being "under-treated" for their pain, new guidance from the health watchdog says.

Published
23 May 2012
From
BBC
End of life care services letting down lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people say leading charities

Many LGB&T people do not feel that end of life care services are open to them and are concerned that they will face discrimination and a lack of understanding from health and social care providers when they are dying.

Published
16 March 2012
From
National Council for Palliative Care
Nigeria to Import Morphine in Pain Relief Initiative

Millions of poor people die in severe pain each year, usually because their countries have drug-trafficking laws that severely limit opiate imports and because doctors are not used to prescribing potentially addictive painkillers. About five billion of the world’s people live in countries without adequate access to pain relief, the initiative estimates.

Published
06 March 2012
From
New York Times
South Africa: Pain - A Neglected Complication of HIV, Living With Aids

 Recent research among South Africans living with HIV shows that they often experience varying degrees of pain, yet many patients do not report it.

Published
01 March 2012
From
AllAfrica
ZAMBIA: "People Are Not Dead Until They Have Died"

"I had no power, I could not even walk. I just had to be lifted by someone. When bathing, when going to the toilet, when going anywhere," Geoffrey Mwila says in a soft voice.

Published
03 January 2012
From
Inter Press Service
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