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Ref.No. [Initiator]
IND-114 [SEARO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Policy on Access to Pain Relief

Director / Head: 
  Dr M.R. Rajagopal
 




Institution:
 
  TRIVANDRUM INSTITUTE OF PALLIATIVE SCIENCES (TIPS)
Address:
  Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences, Arumana Hospital, Airport Road, Subash Nagar, Vallakadavu
  695 008
  Kerala
Town:
  Trivandrum
Country:
  INDIA
Region:
  SEARO
Phone:
  +91 889 344 0306
Fax:
  +91 471 2468991
Date of Designation:
  07/Mar/2012
Last Redesignation:
  07/Mar/2016
Expiry:
  07/Mar/2020
Terms of Reference:
  1. Creation of database of access to opioids and of barriers to opioids. 
  2. Development of methods to overcome barriers to access to pain relief as they emerge and to make opioid analgesics adequately available for pain by professional education, establishing dialogue with Central and State Government officials and drug regulators  
  3. Dissemination of information on the barriers and interventions to professionals and potential palliative care providers in India and in South East Asian Region particularly in Nepal, Indonesia, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Thailand. 
  4. Conduct of educational programs for professionals and potential trainers including doctors and nurses which include assessment and management of pain including procurement as well as safe and effective use of opioids. (WHO will be allowed to nominate 15% of the participants to these programs). 
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Subjects:
  1. Pharmaceuticals (including essential drugs and medicines) 
  2. Health promotion & education 
  3. Health legislation and human rights 
Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Research 
WHO Outputs:
  4.3.1 - Countries enabled to develop or update, implement, monitor and evaluate national policies on better access to health technologies; and to strengthen evidence-based selection and rational use of health technologies
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  TISOCKI Klara
Phone:
 
Email:
  tisockik@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  FORTE Gilles Bernard
Phone:
 
Email:
  forteg@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork