One of the principle obstacles for providing adequate pain management in low resource countries, is insufficient education on pain management. Lack of opioids is another. The traditional mechanism whereby, experts from high resource countries make short visits to give talks, which are then not followed up, is not expected to solve this problem.
The Train the Trainer Pain School in Low Resource Settings project, aims to empower local champions with information and knowledge about management of pain so that they can teach to their colleagues, to other healthcare professionals without requiring the physical presence of experts from high resource countries. The Train the Trainer workshops aim to disseminate knowledge in pain management and to create a local body of expertise.
How can this be achieved? The approach includes the following steps: