Dr. Kathleen Foley, Rita Allen Foundation Medical Advisor, Scientific Advisory Committee Member and Former Scholar, has focused her career on the assessment and treatment of patients with cancer pain. As Medical Director of the International Palliative Care Initiative for the Open Society Foundation’s Public Health Program, Dr. Foley is working to advance palliative care globally.
A recent New York Times article announced Nigeria’s “bold plan of action” to purchase morphine for the nation’s hospitals and to form an alliance with a new nonprofit organization, the Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative (GAPRI). Dr. Foley is supporting this initiative by participating in GAPRI’s LIFE Before Death documentary project, providing expert commentary on the importance of palliative care for all cancer patients worldwide, regardless of place or income.
GAPRI is a joint program of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) to make effective pain controlmeasures universally available to cancer patients in pain by 2020.
To learn more about the Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative (GAPRI), visit www.treatthepain.com