There is an urgent humanitarian need for palliative care in resource challenged countries, where patients are usually diagnosed at an advanced stage of cancer. Globally more than 70% of cancers occur in the resource-constrained world.
In India, it is estimated that less than 4% of patients who would benefit, have access to palliative and end-of-life care. Oral morphine and other effective pain control medications are largely unavailable in the lesser-resourced world.
Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration, in partnership with INCTR, is working to enhance palliative and end-of-life care for adults and children, including pain management and psychological support.