Essential pain management

Pain is a global problem.


Essential Pain Management (EPM) is a cost-effective, multi-disciplinary program. We work with local health workers to:


  • Improve pain knowledge.
  • Implement a simple framework for managing pain.
  • Address pain management barriers.


The program encourages early handover to local instructors so that local solutions can be found for local problems. There are already hundreds of EPM instructors worldwide.


EPM is governed by the Essential Pain Management Sub-Committee.


Further information about the structure of the program is available here.

The following videos provide more information about EPM.


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