Twinning programme Hospice Ethiopia ASIH Langro Park

The INCTR pediatric oncology program has recently introduced basic strategies in raising awareness about pain control in Ethiopia. The need for pain assessment, pain control and palliative care training was emphasized during the visit of the INCTR faculty with Dr. Korones and Dr. Barbro Norrström. All children on one of the pediatric wards at Tikur Anbessa Hospital were approached and assessed by using the Wong Baker faces and FLACC scales. INCTR is working with a large number of local and international partners to improve palliative care services in the country and has strong links with the Mathiwos Wondo – Ye Ethiopia Cancer Society.

Through Dr. Barbro Norrström’s active involvement, INCTR has also facilitated the establishment of a twinning program between Hospice Ethiopia and ASIH Langro Park, Sweden. The partnership is named PHEALPS after the Partnership Hospice Ethiopia and ASIH Långbro Park, Sweden. The two partners have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) on May 8th, 2012 and have started to work on the development of the ‘Hospice Ethiopia Strategic Plan 2012-2017”.

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