Annual Report INCTR Canada 2013
20140122-LogicModel_v2.pdf
2013-Two-Worlds-Cancer-Collaboration-Summary.pdf

Branch: Canada
President: Simon Sutcliffe
Board Members: Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, Dr. Gillian Fyles, Dr. Ann Syme, Dr. Stuart Brown, Dr. Fraser Black
Volunteers/Employees:
Collaborators:
Partners:
Address: c/o 401-41 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC Canada, V6A 1B2
Country(s): Canada
Year Established: 2006
Annual Report: Mehdi Nawaz Jung (MNJ) Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Centre, India

Specific Projects of the Program (titles)
1. MNJ Pain Relief and Palliative Program - Adult and Pediatric
2. Life at Your Doorstep Home Care Program
3. Rural Outreach Program
4. Hospice House

Name of the Coordinator(s)
Dr Gayatri Palat, India

Institution(s) in the country or countries where the project is taking place
Mehdi Nawaz Jung (MNJ) Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Centre

Objectives
To improve cancer outcomes in the developing world.

Methods
1. On-site professional learning (6x/year)
2. Exchange visits (1x/year)
3. Teleconferences, Skype meetings, clinical congresses
4. Short-term, in-depth training in Cancer / PC
5. Fellowships - Canadian and Indian Institution

Progress
1. 8,000 adult patient visits per year
2. 3,500 pediatric patient visits per year
3. 75 bed in-patient pediatric oncology unit serving over 100 patients
4. 10 dedicated palliative care inpatient beds opened at MNJ early 2014
5. 26 bed hospice opened July 2013
6. Active liaison with government and MNJ support for building capacity
7. National Specialty Program in Palliative Medicine created and recruiting for candidate
at MNJ commenced.
8. 2nd Home Care Team funded by local Indian NGO
9. Medical Team Support Visit to Hyderabad – February 2014
10. Support from local Indo-Canadian community including visits to MNJ
11. Fund raising: Inaugural Classical Indian Dance – September 2013
12. 5th International Cancer Control Congress (ICCC5) November 2013 in Lima, Peru
a. Theme: International Collaboration
b. Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, President
c. Dr. Gillian Fyles , co-moderator Palliative Workshop
d. Dr. Gayatri Palat and Zahra Lalani presented: Integrating Palliative Care into a
Comprehensive Oncology and Pediatric Service in a Tertiary Hospital - An
Indian Experience

St Mary’s Hospital and Palliative Care Service, Malur, Karnataka, India
2011 - Present
Specific Projects of the Program (titles)
1. St. Mary’s Hospital
2. Outpatient Services
3. Home Visits

Name of the Coordinator(s)
Dr. Lucian and Dr. S Brown
Institution(s) in the country or countries where the project is taking place
St Mary’s Hospital and Palliative Care Service

Objectives
Develop and support a palliative care team at a small rural hospital, which is run by a
community of Roman Catholic nuns (the Sisters of Chavanod) committed to the care of
people in their area, especially the poor.

Methods
1. Palliative care team training at St. John’s Hospital in Bangalore
2. Palliative care team training at MNJ palliative care program in Hyderabad
3. Building a palliative floor in the hospital
4. Opioids available and supplied by St. John’s Hospital

Progress
1. beds treating 20 patients per month
2. Outpatient Services
3. Home visits to 15 rural villages
4. Training of palliative care doctors, nurses and social workers
5. Cancer and advances diseases (head and neck, diabetic ulcers, HIV)

Bhaktapur, Nepal

Specific Projects of the Program (titles)
1. NAPCare (Nepal Association of Palliative Care)
Name of the Coordinator(s)
Dr. Dan Munday / Dr. Sudip Shrestha, President NAPCare.
Institution(s) in the country or countries where the project is taking place

Objectives
To develop a collaborative approach in support of training and palliative care health care
in Nepal

Methods
1. Training material development
2. Training delivery
3. Solicit active government involvement in palliative healthcare training and care

Progress
1. Training Manual and workbooks developed by Kath Murray
2. 19 nurses, one clinical medical assistant and one doctor were introduced to the
palliative care training with a problem-solving approach
3. NAPCare (Nepal Association of Palliative Care) formally recognized palliative care as a
health right in Nepal means healthcare providers can receive government-approved
training
4. NAPCare, in collaboration with the National Health Training Centre of the Ministry of
Health, introduced a palliative care training program in its training schedule
Future Plans: Mehdi Nawaz Jung (MNJ) Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Centre, India
1. Fund raising: 2nd Annual Classical Indian Dance – September 2014
2. Fund raising: Inaugural Sponsored Gala Fund Raising Event – October 2014
3. Medical Team Support Visit to Hyderabad – February 2015
4. Partnering with Covenant Health in Edmonton supported by Ann Syme

St Mary’s Hospital and Palliative Care Service, Malur, Karnataka, India
1. Completion of second story i n the hospi tal l argely devoted to palliative care
2. Program is a model of what can be established by integrating palliative care into a
rural setting in India

Bhaktapur, Nepal
1. Continue to support the training and development of palliative health care in Nepal
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