Palliative care in Bangladesh’s national plan for non-communicable diseases

2014 November 18
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bangladesh“In Bangladesh, with its population of about 160 million people, the burden of NCDs has been rising at an alarming pace,” writes Dr. Rumana Dowla, Chairperson of the Bangladesh Palliative and Supportive Care Foundation. “In a review of 23 developing countries, Bangladesh had the ninth highest age-standardized mortality due to chronic diseases, such as primary cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.”

Dr Rumana Dowla represented the IAHPC at the WHO 67th session of the Regional Committee for South East Asia on 9-12 September 2014. She worked with officials from the Ministry of Health and succeeded in including palliative care in the national plan for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

Read the news at IAHPC’s website: http://hospicecare.com/about-iahpca/newsletter/2014/11/policy/

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