Shanthi Foundation, established in 2014, is an Australian registered charity* with a vision to propagate and develop Palliative Care throughout the world.
Our mission is to educate the world on Palliative Care and in turn, provide compassion, dignity and comfort to patients with life limiting illnesses such as Cancer and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). We look to work in partnership and collaboration with Government, Non-Government agencies, General Practitioners, and other stakeholders in all countries to deliver the Palliative Care model to maximise the level of a patient’s comfort in their final stages of life.
Our Founder and Chairman, Dr Suharsha Kanathigoda is a highly distinguished Palliative Care specialist and has a deep passion for educating clinicians and other medical professionals on Palliative Care – a Basic Human Right.
* Shanthi Foundation is an Australian registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.
...the last few days, hours and moments in a life matter;
just as much as the first.
‘Shanthi’, meaning PEACE
aims to propogate Palliative Care throughout the world, especially in developing nations, to give compassion, dignity and respect to all human beings with a life-limiting illness.
Shanthi Foundation runs projects and programs that focus on:
- PREVENTION of developing a life limiting illness,
- TREATMENT for patients that have life limiting illnesses, and
- PALLIATIVE CARE for patients in the final stages of life
Over the last few years, Shanthi Foundation has worked closely with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health, Prime Minister’s Office and the Presidential Task Force on Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown origin (CKDu). We have initiated the following programs of work in affected rural areas of Sri Lanka to aid in the combat of CKDu victims.