Pain Management

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Treat the pain

The Treat the Pain program is designed to improve access to essential pain medicines. More than 3.2 billion people worldwide lack access to adequate pain relief even though morphine, the most effective treatment for severe pain, is safe, effective, plentiful, inexpensive, and easy-to-use. The program provides technical support to improve patient access to opioid analgesics, with a focus on low and middle-income countries with high unmet need for pain relief.

To date, the Pain-Free Hospital Initiative has been implemented in national, teaching, and referral hospitals in Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Swaziland, and Rwanda.

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Our Impact


Healthworkers trained in assessment and basic pain management according to WHO guidelines


Decrease in patients reporting severe pain across 33 implementing hospitals


Hospitals in Ethiopia the government has allocated funding to expand the Pain-Free Hospital Initiative to in 2019

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