From this year, 2010, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University(BSMMU), the only medical university in Bangladesh has introduced the six week program of Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Medicine. This is jointly organized by BSMMU and Institite of Palliative Medicine( IPM), Kerala, India. In the six weeks course, expert doctors from IPM join on the last week along with the doctors of BSMMU to monitor, teach as well as to evaluate the doctors getting the Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Medicine(BCCPM). The first course of BCCPM, ended on May 22nd, 2010, Four doctors of Bangladesh got certified in BCCPM.
Touching Souls International, a nonprofit organization provided the week long expenses for the expert doctors from Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kerala, India to train the doctors of Bangladesh in Palliative Medicine. Goal of the nonprofit, Touching Souls International is to train more doctors of Bangladesh in Palliative Care, so in return these doctors can provide their service in palliative care for the patients in need.