Today we will tell you today is national what day. WHO is partnering with World Day Against Pain every year on the 3rd Monday in October. Pain management and palliative care are an integral part of the right to good health, according to the World Health Organization.
World Day Against Pain October 16
“It is mostly in low- and middle-income countries, where chronic diseases such as cancer and AIDS are gaining ground, that patients are deprived of pain treatment,” explains Dr. Catherine Le Galès-Camus, responsible to the WHO of the Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health Group. “It is not because health resources are counted that the sick and their families must be denied this treatment”.
The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and the European Federation of IASP Local Unions (EFIC) are coordinating actions for this World Day.
According to IASP and EFIC, one person in five suffers from moderate to severe chronic pain, and pain makes one person out of three unable or unwilling to lead independent lives. In addition, one in four report that pain disrupts or destroys relationships with family and friends.
Oral morphine has proved to be cost-effective in treating moderate to severe pain in cancer patients and people living with HIV / AIDS, the WHO said in a statement. However, these analgesics are not available everywhere, especially in developing countries because of a lack of knowledge of their medical use, regulatory restrictions and price.
Professor Harald Breivik, President of EFIC, said that “chronic pain is one of the most underestimated problems in health services in the world today,” whereas it should be disease as such “.