Country Profile

For more information about this project, please contact one of the individuals below:

Project Management Team

Professor Lukas Radbruch

Photo: Professor Lukas RadbruchChair of Palliative Medicine at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhem University Bonn, Director of the Department of Palliative Care at the University Hospital Bonn and Director of the Department of Palliative Medicine at the Malteser Hospital Bonn/Rhein-Sieg
University Hospital Bonn
Tel: +49-228-6481 9170, Email:

Professor Sheila Payne

Photo: Professor Sheila PayneDirector of the International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University
Lancaster University
Sheila Payne's post is the first of its kind in the UK, supported since 2006 for five years by the National Charity Help the Hospices. Established in 2003, the International Observatory on End of Life Care is now a globally recognised centre of excellence for research in palliative and end of life care.
Tel: +44 (0)1524 593701, Email:

Dr Willem Scholten

Photo: Dr Willem ScholtenTeam Leader, Access to Controlled Medicines
World Health Organisation
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. In 2007, WHO established the Access to Controlled Medications Programme in order to promote policies worldwide that balance the prevention of substance abuse and dependence with good access for rational medical use.
Tel: +41 22 79 15540, Email:

Project Executive Officer

Dr. rer. medic. Saskia J√ľnger

Photo: Dr Saskia Junger Health Scientist, Department of Palliative Medicine
University Hospital Bonn