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One year fellowship in Geriatrics at Manipal

2018 December 31

Manipal Academy of Higher Education has announced a one-year Fellowship in Geriatrics aimed to produce internists with specialty training in the field of Geriatric Medicine. The course aims to attract future healthcare leaders in the field of Clinical Geriatrics.

The Fellowship in Geriatrics will be a 12 month program to be held at Kasturba Medical college, Mangalore. The course aims to provide hands on training to enable the Fellow to provide comprehensive and interdisciplinary health care and rehabilitation of the older adult and carry out research in the field of Geriatrics.

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For more information, please contact:

Dr. Sheetal Raj M.

M.D.( Gen Medicine) ; PGDGM( IGNOU) ; Advanced Training In Geriatrics ( M.A.H.E)

Associate Professor in Medicine & Program Director – Geriatric Medicine Fellowship,

Kasturba Medical College, Attavar, Mangalore-575001


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What a great gift!

2018 December 31

These are students from Mokeri higher secondary School at Koothuparamba in northern Kerala. This picture was taken during the concluding session of a 3-day camp of National Service Scheme (NSS). They had got together to felicitate seven heroines amongst them.

What did the heroines do?

They sacrificed the tresses of their long hair and donated them to make wigs for patients who lost their hair from chemotherapy in Malabar Cancer Centre. Wigs are so expensive; those women could never have afforded to buy them to make themselves presentable.

These heroines restore our faith in humanity.

Sobhana’s gift

2018 December 31

It was Pallium India’s good fortune to be present at the opening of the new building of a successful palliative care centre.

See Sobhana’ broad smile? She has reason to be pleased with herself. She donated the land for construction a new home for Sanjeevani Charitable Trust in Taliparamba in northern Kerala.

There is one more invisible person in the photograph. One who never appeared in public and does not want his name mentioned. That was an anonymous donor who funded the whole construction.

Request to donate assistive devices

2018 December 28

If you have an assistive device like walker, wheelchair etc. which is no longer in use, and if it is in or around Trivandrum, please let us know. These devices can be of immense value to a lot of people who cannot to afford a new one.

Contact us: or +91-9746745497.

Please note: Unless they are in good condition it may not be worthwhile our accepting them. Sorry!

If you are not in Trivandrum, please contact your nearest palliative care centre so that somebody can make use of it.


IAHPC Traveling Scholarships to the 16th World Congress of the EAPC

2018 December 28

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) announces ten (10) Traveling Scholarships to support the travel of palliative care workers to attend the 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) in Berlin, Germany on May 23-25, 2019.

The deadline to apply is December 31, 2018. The results will be announced late January 2019.

Applicants from all disciplines are welcome to apply. In order to apply for a traveling scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Have not received grants from IAHPC in the past 3 years.
  • Have been IAHPC active members for two or more consecutive years.
  • Whose institution is an IAHPC active member. To see a list of institutional members click here.
  • Are living in Lower, Lower-Middle and Upper-Middle income categories as per the World Bank income classification data. To see click here.
  • Are dedicated full-time to palliative care in their current work.
  • Graduated less than 10 years ago from university.
  • Have an accepted abstract for poster / oral presentation. Proof of acceptance is required.
  • Describe in their applications long term goals which lead to improvements in any or all of the following areas: service provision; education; availability of and access to medicines; and public policy.

This program offers funding for travel and registration only, applicants will need to secure funding from other sources to cover additional expenses.

Know more about the application process and the online form.

If you need information on how to apply please contact Genevieve Napier, IAHPC Programs Officer at