Bangladesh Train the Master Trainer Programme

Bangladesh was the second country the Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care ran the Train the Master Trainer programme in July 2013. The initial effort began with 6 faculty: 3 doctors and 3 nurses from Australia, India and Singapore. The teaching took place at the Palliative Care Unit of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and at the Oncology ward of the National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital in Dhaka. 

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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University 

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the National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital in Dhaka

 
 

Project Milestones

Morphine Availability

When the project began, access to morphine was very restricted. However, after the project's efforts, 3 private companies now produce Oral Morphine at affordable prices 

        Education

Palliative Medicine is now recognised as a Medical Specialty, with the 1st Professor in Palliative Medicine appointed in BSMMU, and 13 MD trainees in 2018

Sustained growth from donors and trainees

The initial team has pulled together public  outreach programs on World Hospice PC Day and started paediatric palliative care training around the country

Latest Updates

The 6 training modules were successfully completed in 2017. There were 50 doctors, nurses, pharmacists and social workers benefited from the programme.

To-date, the Bangladesh Train the Trainers participants continued to get trained in the weekly Clinical case discussion together with India in the CTC Case Discussion Training since 16 Jul 2020. 

Palliative Services have started and expanded including 


- Centre for Palliative Care at BSMMU (Post-grad Hospital)


- Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH)


- National Institute of Cancer Delta Medical College and Hospital Research & Hospital (NICRH)


- Square Hospital (private)

- United Hospital (private)

- ASHIC Palliative Care Unit

- Hospice Bangladesh

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