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Palliative Care

Palliative Care Mysore is an initiative that provides home based care inthe Mysore region for individuals and families suffering from chronic diseases and/or bedridden conditions such as Cancer, HIV, diabetes,hypertension and physical or mental illness. Medical treatment, while very important in alleviating the suffering of terminally ill patients, is only 30% of the approach to palliative care. In reality, patients often require far more than just physical treatment, as the psychological, social,spiritual and economic suffering of patients resulting from illness can be tremendous. Therefore, our mission is to provide a holistic approach to palliative care that provides physical, psychological, spiritual, economic and social support for people diagnosed with incurable diseases.




Gramavani- a monthly newsletter


Gramavani is a monthly newsletter, creating awareness on various developmental issues such as community development, right to education, health, sanitation, water, income generation, agriculture, RTI, panchayati raj institution and the like.

Local community subscribers, government employees, social activists and development workers are encouraged to express themselves in the newsletter.



V-LEAD Collaboration with Cornell University

CIPA is expanding its off-campus study options to include a new development management program in India.  Beginning this fall, Fellows can live, study, and work in Mysore, India for one semester while earning credit toward their MPA.
In late November of 2013, CIPA signed an agreement with the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), which offers a Master of Development Management (MDM) program accredited by the University of Mysore at the Vivekananda Institute of Leadership Development (VLEAD) in Mysore City, India.  CIPA has had a longstanding relationship with SVYM, an organization founded by Cornell Rhodes Professor Dr. Ramaswami Balasubramaniam.  SVYM’s project portfolio includes work in the areas of education, health, poverty alleviation, and training, research, advisory, consulting services. Read More Read more 

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