The WHPCA is delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural Palliative Care Champions Awards, announced today on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.
These extraordinary individuals are making a significant contribution to developing palliative care in low- and middle-income countries.
We received a large number of extremely worthy nominations, and it is great to see the incredible work being done in hospice and palliative care worldwide.
Be sure to nominate your palliative care champions next year!
The 2018 winners are:
Healthcare professional awards
Lailatul Ferdous, Bangladesh and Manju B.K, Nepal
Non-medical palliative care worker
Pastor Alfonso Chaves Araya, Costa Rica
Older people's champion
Anica Jušić, Croatia
Direct stakeholder champion
Nabanita Mandal, India
Dr Christian Ntizimira, Rwanda
Disruptor (speaking the truth to power and challenging the status quo)
Lynna Chandra, Indonesia
Civil society leader
Dr Tandiar Samir, Egypt
Dr Portia Manangazira, Zimbabwe
Penny Sebuweng-Makuruetsa, Botswana
Lifetime achievement champion
Lee Keon Huan, Mongolia.