Published on: January 29, 2020

A few months back we had brought to you the unwelcome news of WHO withdrawing its pain management guidelines based on what we, with most of the pain and palliative care communities globally, believed was a knee-jerk reaction to an unfair accusation. Now we are glad to share with you the welcome news that WHO is now proceeding with the scoping process for development of two new documents:

1. Clinical guidelines for management of chronic pain in children, and

2. Policy guidelines for balanced access to controlled medicines.

We are glad that Pallium India has an opportunity to be part of both processes. We see this as vitally important; representation from developing countries is vitally important to make the guidelines truly global.