Arogyakeralam Palliative Care Project: Ensuring care and support for the chronically ill & infirm in Kerala

The Arogyakeralam project is based on a unique policy issue by the Government of Kerala in 2008 with the aim of providing medical care and support to every citizen in need of palliative care. Arogyakeralam emphasises a community-based approach to healthcare and considers home-based medical care to be the cornerstone of palliative care services. As of March 2014, the project had provided primary-level palliative care to an average of 48,339 and secondary-level care to an average of 2,419 beneficiaries each month since 2008.

This case study is a part of Good Practices Resource Book 2015 and can be found on page 139.