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Hippocratic - Premiere South African screening of film at 3rd ICPCN Conference in Durban

Author: Sue Boucher
22 February 2018
  • Dr Raj with a young patient

Hippocratic:18 Experiments in Gently Shaking the World will be screened for the first time in South Africa a the 3rd ICPCN Conference in Durban.

The International Children's Palliative Care Network is thrilled to announce that the 3rd ICPCN Conference will host the very first screening in South Africa of the film Hippocratic: 18 Experiments in Gently Shaking the World exploring the life story of the acclaimed Indian physician, Dr MR Rajagopal, produced by Mike Hill and Sue Collins of Moonshine Agency.

Dr Raj as a keynote speaker

In more exciting news, conference organisers have announced that the 3rd ICPCN Conference - Inspiration, Innovation, Integration has the enormous honour of hosting Dr MR Rajagopal as a keynote speaker at the conference as well as the film’s producers, Mike Hill and Sue Collins.

The film

This exquisite film, narrated by David Suchet CPE, tells the story of an extraordinary global health leader in Dr MR Rajagopal, or Dr Raj, who is described by the New York Times as ‘the father of palliative care in India’.

Dr Raj is a small man with a big dream: a pain-free India. His mission is to bring ethical practice to modern medicine through whole person care. To achieve this he must provide universal access to essential, and heavily restricted, pain medicines.

Hence, this spiritual leader of ethical medicine now shares the story of his life’s work. Reflecting on effecting change and relieving unnecessary human suffering in a country of 1.25 billion people, almost one sixth of the world’s population.

Most of all, you will be inspired by the impact that can be made by a small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission and altering the course of history.

Watch the trailer

You can learn more and watch the trailer for the film on the website a 

View conference programme and register

Register for the 3rd ICPCN Conference at You can view the draft programme here

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