The Unmet Need for Pain Relief and Palliative Care in Africa

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lecture, Film and Panel Discussion with Faith Mwangi-Powell, PhD, Director of the African Palliative Care Association.

Lecture, Film and Panel Discussion
In observance of World Cancer Day
Featured Guest: Faith Mwangi-Powell, PhD, Director of the African Palliative Care Association

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Harvard Medical School
TMEC, Walter Amphitheater
260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA

4:00–5:20 PM
US premier of the award-winning film “Life Before Death” followed by remarks from Dr. Mwangi-Powell on the unmet need for pain relief in the developing world and the moral imperative to make pain relief accessible by all in need.

5:20–6:00 PM
Panel discussion on efforts to scale-up sustainable capacity for pain relief and palliative care. Panelists to be announced.

Co-sponsored by:
* The Program in Global Noncommunicable Disease and Social Change at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
* Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Global Health
* International Program of the Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care
* Harvard Global Equity Initiative
* Global Task Force on Expanding Access to Cancer Care and Control

Event Information

Havard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospial
260 Longwood Avenue, TMEC, Walter Amphitheater, Boston, , , 02115, United States
This event is under the auspices of UICC
Palliative Care
Last update: 
Wednesday 1 February 2012