ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global Partners in Care, an affiliate of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, is being recognized by the American Society of Association Executives with a 2015 Power of A Gold Award. A select number of associations from across the country are awarded each year for innovative, effective, and far-reaching programs and activities.
Global Partners in Care enables U.S. hospice and palliative care organizations to build relationships and support hospice and palliative care organizations in developing countries. Today, 80 percent of the global need for compassionate hospice and palliative care is in low and middle income countries particularly in Africa and South Asia where there are lack of health policies in support of palliative care development, essential pain and other palliative care medications, relevant training for health care workers, and organizational standards and guidelines.
"We are honored to receive the 2015 Power of A Award and we thank ASAE for recognizing our work," says Global Partners in Care Executive Director, John Mastrojohn. "Our national and international impact is largely based on the dedication and work of the hospice and healthcare organizations across the U.S. that provide resources to advocate for and assist in the provision of quality, compassionate hospice and palliative care in Africa, India, and Nepal and the collaboration with international associations including the African Palliative Care Association, India Association of Palliative Care, and World Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance."
Global Partners in Care, in collaboration with the African Palliative Care Association provides two special education scholarships to further the knowledge and skill of African nurses and social workers in the provision of palliative care. Since 2010, the scholarship fund has supported palliative care education and training for more than 11 nurses and 6 social workers in Africa, and plans to support scholarships in other countries.
To learn more about international partnership opportunities and other ways to support Global Partners in Care, please visit the website at www.globalpartnersincare.org.
Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications
SOURCE National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization