Elderly Health & End of life care

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Ageing and Health

Palliative care is a holistic approach to health for individuals with serious illnesses such as cancer or heart failure and those near the end of life. The goal is to organize care to improve the understanding of treatment options, symptoms, and quality of life for patients, their families, and caregivers. 


Access to palliative care and pain relief is limited among vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, and in many low- and middle-income countries. The World Health Organization estimates that 80 percent of the global population lacks access to adequate treatments for pain. Fifty percent of the world’s poorest populations live in countries that receive only one percent of the global distribution of opioids. 


Policies should be formulated to ensure elderly access to palliative care services, adequate pain relief, and quality end-of-life care. These are essential to any efforts toward universal health coverage and SDG3.

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Make your voice heard at the G20’s 2023 Summit in India. Health focused Civil Service Organizations (CSOs) from around the globe are invited to register to participate in policy building events.

Sub-Working Group Coordination

Dr. Shoba Nair

Amrita hospital, Kochi

Dr. Priya Vijayakumar

Amrita hospital, Kochi

Core commitee members

Arvind Mathur

Dr S N Medical College, Jodhpur & Asian Centre for Medical Education, Research & Innovation

Dr. T.V. Sekher

International Institute for Population Sciences

Zipporah Ali

NCD Alliance Kenya

Dr Pratibha Pereira


S Irudaya Rajan

The International Institute for Migration and Development

Alka Ganesh

G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital

Anupama Datta

HelpAge India

Dr. K. R. Gangadharan

Heritage Foundation

Marta León

Universidad de La Sabana

Dr. Divyamol K S

Amrita Health Centre, Shadipur

Dr Rajasree K C

Amrita hospital, Kochi

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