Sip Malta

In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in Malta can be found.

National platforms are key to raise the issue of the impact of pain with policy makers and stakeholders. Established in 2016, the SIP Malta platform has already achieved a lot. Gertrude A. Buttigieg from the Malta Health Network (MHN) talsk about the achievements of SIP Malta in the field of pain research since the launch of the national platform.

Video Statement of Gertrude A. Buttigieg - SIP 2019

National platforms are key to raise the issue of the impact of pain with policy makers and stakeholders. Established in 2016, the SIP Malta platform h…

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SIP Malta has been the first SIP national platform in Europe which has been established in 2016 on the occasion of the SIP 2017 Symposium held in June 2017during  the Maltese Presidency of the EU council. Due to the lack of data on the needs of pain patients in Malta a research project was initiated with public funding from VOPs. The impressing results of the research project have been presented and discussed with policy makers and other stakeholders in a conference in April 2018.

SIP Malta workshop January 2020

SIP Malta has been the first SIP national platform in Europe which has been established in 2016 on the occasion of the SIP 2017 Symposium held in June…

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SIP Malta was initiated in 2016 to build a coalition of national SIP allies and to identify the gaps and needs how to improve pain management in Malta. Representatives from Maltese MEPs and MPs, the Ministry of Health, service providers, healthcare professionals, patient and citizens’ organisations agreed to work together to address the common theme of pain.
SIP Malta co-hosted the SIP 2017 Symposium and presented a Maltese consensus paper. This was followed by a research project on the impact of chronic pain in Malta. The results were presented at a conference in 2018, which led to a position paper on chronic pain for further policy work.
The next step is to actively contribute to the various consultation initiatives the Maltese government will be issuing, in preparation for the National Health Strategy 2030.

Experiences from a SIP National Platform in Malta - Poster p…

SIP Malta was initiated in 2016 to build a coalition of national SIP allies and to identify the gaps and needs how to improve pain management in Malta…

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Malta Health Network (MHN) board was honored to meet HE Dr. George Vella, President of Malta. HE Dr Vella was very interested to know about the work MHN has carried out over the past years including starting the awareness on Patients' Rights.
He encouraged MHN to keep working on Patient empowerment and improving patient-professional collaboration. He was also interested in the projects MHN has carried out including research and awareness on Chronic Pain, and SIP Malta where he recommended that education on such subjects should start from an early age. Information about other initiatives of MHN including participation in prevention campaigns such as vaccination and environmental impact on health and educating patients through the EUPATI project were also discussed.
HE Dr. Vella explained that, as he had mentioned in his first speech as President, he wants to give importance to matters related to patients during his Presidency and looked forward to further collaboration with MHN.

President of Malta recognizes MHN projects on Chronic Pain

Malta Health Network (MHN) board was honored to meet HE Dr. George Vella, President of Malta. HE Dr Vella was very interested to know about the work M…

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The Proceedings booklet from the conference last year is now available! 

The Impact of Pain on Maltese citizens

The Proceedings booklet from the conference last year is now available! 

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Short Info

SIP Malta was launched in July 2016 at a kick-off meeting with the main goal to establish a platform whereby the societal impact of pain is discussed and championed at all levels of Maltese society.

Contact

HCPs Contact:
Mario Grixti

Patients Contact:
Gertrude Buttigieg

Grünenthal Contact:
Gudula Petersen

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