The Yangon City situation analysis report notes that the standard of palliative care practice is variable and the majority of patients do not have access to high-quality, culturally responsive care when and where they need it, due to the limited number of services.
There is only one palliative care clinic in Yangon City, which has limited HR personnel and resources under the governance of Yangon General Hospital. The U Hla Tun Cancer Foundation, a hospice, has been running since 1998. Neither resource-appropriate guidelines nor SOPs exist for service provision of palliative care in Yangon.
To increase access to and quality of palliative care services in Yangon City.
A local multidisciplinary and inter-institutional team was assembled to coordinate the development of the different project outputs, in consultation with local and external experts nominated by the technical cooperation partners of City Cancer Challenge (C/Can). The final outputs will be endorsed by the City Executive Committee and the relevant authorities for implementation.
* Project paused due to the current political situation in Myanmar.