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Essential Pain Management (EPM) Courses

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Essential Pain Management (EPM) is a cost-effective, multi-disciplinary program. Run in over 55 countries it brings together local health workers to improve pain knowledge, implement a simple framework for managing pain and address pain management barriers. The EPM program is designed for any health worker who comes in contact with patients who have pain.

EPM aims to: 

• Improve pain knowledge.

• Teach health workers to Recognize, Assess and Treat pain (RAT).

• Address pain management barriers.

• Train local health workers to teach EPM.


As of the end of 2018, there have been 537 participants of the EPM workshops and 62 EPM Instructors trained through WFSA-supported EPM Projects.

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You can view the EPM flyer here.