Happy Feet Home is up and running

It has been almost a year and a half since two enthusiastic entrepreneurs from Mumbai in India, Mansi Shah and Abhishek Tatiya, started work on their dream of opening India’s very first children’s hospice. Long days, endless nights, an insane amount of thinking, marathon meetings, shameless networking and countless questioning finally came to fruition on14…

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MUHS includes palliative care in paediatric postgraduate curriculum

In a milestone decision the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik announced last month that palliative care will become a part of the curriculum for paediatricians in that institution. Dr Pradnya Talawadekar, Country Co-ordinator for the Children’s Palliative Care Project at the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) and Dr Maryann Muckaden, ICPCN board chairperson…

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Advocacy

Central Government Meetings with the secretaries of three ministries (Women and Child Development, Health and Family Welfare, and Social justice and Disability) helped us sensitise various government departments. This also enabled us to train doctors and accredited social health activists (ASHA) across the country. At the request of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,…

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MGM Hospital, Kalamboli

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_message color=”alert-danger” style=”3d”] Mahatma Gandhi Mission Hospital for Women and Children Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai. Mahatma Gandhi Mission Trust of Health Sciences Set up in: March 2013 Setting: Semi-urban Nodal persons: Dr N Mohanty and Dr Bageshree Sheth Number of children enrolled until July 2014: 117 [/vc_message][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Patangshah Kutir Hospital, Thane

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_message color=”alert-danger” style=”3d”] Patangshah Kutir Hospital and four primary health centres Jawhar, Thane National Rural Health Mission Department of Public Health and Family Welfare, Government of Maharashtra Set up in: August 2011 Setting: Rural Nodal persons: Dr N J Rathod and Dr Ramdas Marad. Number of children enrolled until July 2014: 327[/vc_message][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column…

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LTMG Hospital, Mumbai

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_message color=”alert-danger” style=”3d”] Pediatric Centre of Excellence for HIV Department of Paediatrics, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital (LTMG), Sion, Mumbai Set up in: July 2011. Setting: Urban Nodal persons: Dr Mamta Manglani and Dr Yashwant Gabhale. Number of children enrolled until July 2014: 340 [/vc_message][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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CPC

The Children’s Palliative Care (CPC) Project of Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) began in Maharashtra, India, in October 2010. The primary objective was to address the needs of children with life-limiting conditions like HIV/AIDS, cancer and thalassemia. Under the three-year project we launched a sustained campaign to create awareness, train health care workers, establish…

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Education

[vc_row margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ padding_left=”40″ padding_right=”40″ bg_position=”top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_cover=”false” bg_attachment=”false” padding_top=”40″ padding_bottom=”40″ parallax_speed=”0.1″][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] The CPC Project team provided training to doctors, nurses, social workers and ASHA workers at all three sites of the collaborating centres. There were annual training programmes for volunteers, counsellors and social workers. A CME was conducted for the Indian Association of…

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