IASP Awards 6 Grants for Pain Education in Developing Countries

Jun 8, 2020

The IASP Developing Countries Project: Initiative for Improving Pain Education  provide grants that support improving pain education and practice in developing countries. Projects may include combining practical instruction with the latest research, developing written teaching materials, creating online learning programs, or developing or implementing policy changes on pain education and practice in hospitals, universities, governments, or other places. IASP received a record number of applications from a diverse group of countries in 2020 which is a testament to the wide reach of IASP's membership and programs and the need for pain education worldwide. Six grant recipients were chosen this year. Congratulations to the 2020 winners! IASP wishes them the utmost success in completing their projects and looks forward to hearing the results. 

2020 Grant Recipients

Dr. Marta Martín-Carbonell (Colombia): Design and pilot study of an online course to empower health professionals in the care of elderly pain in Santa Marta, Colombia

Dr. Zipporah Ali (Kenya): Improving Cancer Pain Management in Seven New Cancer Treatment Centers in Kenya

Dr. Emília da Felicidade Venturas Pinto Miquidade (Mozambique): Post-operative Pain: Educational courses for physicians, nurses, and anesthesia technicians

Dr. Khin Myo Hla (Myanmar): Educational Training course on management of "Common Musculoskeletal Pain conditions" at the Primary Health Care Level and Community- pilot project

Dr. Mohammad Ruhullah (Nepal): Orthopedic Pain Assessment and Management Workshop for Primary Healthcare Providers

Dr. Saidu Yakubu (Nigeria): A Multidisciplinary Peri-operative Pain Prevention and Management Education for Surgical Patients, Nurses, Surgeons and Anaesthetists in Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) Zaria – Nigeria