International Pain Summit Resources

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National Documents

These documents cover initiatives in motion around the world to emphasize and reinforce the importance of pain management as a fundamental human right. All items are in portable document format (PDF) and require a compatible viewer to read them.

Efforts in England to Improve the Management of Pain: Report to IASP

The ChildKind Initiative: A program to reduce pain in child health facilities worldwide

2010 National Pain Strategy: Pain Management for all Australians

Belgium Pain Society: Collectively Address the Problem of Pain

Malaysia: Pain as the 5th Vital Sign 

News Links

Restrictive government policies leave Kenyan children dying in pain (abstract)

Drug shortage stirs pain of cancer patients 

Online Resources

Pain & Policy Studies Group Homepage