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Global Health Grand Rounds. Presenter: Erik Krakauer, MD, PhD

The Massive Global Disparity in Access to Pain Relief and Palliative Care: Responses of WHO and the Lancet Commission on Palliative Care

November 6, 2018
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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The Center for Global Health provides a forum for a multidisciplinary community of global health practitioners to come together to share advances and best practices in global health. MGH Global Health Grand Rounds focuses on innovations in medical care, education, and scientific discovery that are seeking to improve the health of the most vulnerable in our global community


Erik Krakauer, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine; MGH Department of Medicine, Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine


Ether Dome, MGH

Live Stream:


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • To describe the global disparity in access to palliative care and pain relief.
  • To discuss global agreements stating that access to palliative care and pain relief are medical and ethical imperatives.
  • To discuss recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Lancet Commission on Palliative Care, and the World Bank’s Disease Control Priorities 3rd Edition, for integrating palliative care into healthcare systems in ways that:
    • Improve patient outcomes such as quality of life
    • Reduce costs for patients and healthcare systems
    • Promote universal health coverage

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for Faculty and Staff members of the Global Health Community

Course Directors:

Louise Ivers, MD, MPH, DTM&H; Geren Stone, MD, DTM&H


Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program also meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in nursing at 244CMR for 1.2 contact hours.