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Respite from Dusk to Dawn

In partnership with St. Joseph's Home, Dusk to Dawn is a night respite service to support caregivers of patients with dementia suffering from sun-downing syndrome. The service helps patients adjust their sleep patterns through personalised care and activities, while providing caregivers with much-needed rest during the night. 

•    Frontline, Channel 8 – 20 December 2013
•    The Straits Times – 16 December 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 16 December 2013
•    My Paper – 16 December 2013

NTU set up Environment Centre in Laos

The Nanyang Technological University and the National University of Laos (NUOL) are setting up an environmental management studies centre in Vientiane. Led by a Lien Environmental Fellow from NUOL, the partnership between both Universities include joint research projects on wastewater treatment, water quality management, and health and sanitation, as well as student and staff exchanges. 

•    The Business Times – 27 November 2013

Looking through Both Sides

A joint project with ACM FoundationBOTH SIDES, NOW is an on-site immersive arts experience at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital designed to create awareness, encourage reflection and spur end-of-life conversations amongst the general public, caregivers and healthcare professionals. 

The work is produced by ArtsWok and Drama Box, in collaboration with Alexandra Health and supported by the National Arts Council. The project marks the first time that an arts-based civic engagement approach is used for end-of-life education, and presented in all four major languages. 

TODAY – 5 December 2013
938 Live – 2 December 2013
The Straits Times – 19 November 2013*
TODAY – 19 November 2013
Lianhe Zaobao – 19 November 2013
938 Live – 19 November 2013
Shinmin Daily – 18 November 2013
Channel NewsAsia – 18 November 2013
Singapore Connect, Channel NewsAsia – 18 November 2013
Capital 958 – 18 November 2013
Ria 94.2 – 18 November 2013

Deathly Designs

Jointly organised with ACM Foundation and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), the first ever Design for Death competition drew over 1,300 entries from over 90 countries who re-imagine and re-interpret deathcare of the future. The winners received their prizes at the 2013 NFDA and Conference in Austin, Texas, as well as shared their concepts with participants at the event. 

•    ConnectingDirectors.com – 11 November 2013
•    RGsquared – 30 October 2013
•    Associations Now – 29 October 2013
•    Hyperallergic – 28 October 2013
•    Channel NewsAsia – 27 October 2013
•    The Straits Times – 26 October 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 26 October 2013
•    Reuters – 23 October 2013
•    ITN News – 23 October 2013
•    The Straits Times – 23 October 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 23 October 2013
•    Channel NewsAsia – 22 October 2013

Learning, the Finnish Way

In a recent study trip supported by the Lien Foundation, The Sunday Times examined the Finnish preschool system, speaking to experts to understand the key attributes to their success in combining educational quality with equity. 
•    The Sunday Times – 29 September 2013

Study suggests hospices can be better designed

Commissioned by Lien Foundation and ACM Foundation, the "Hospitable Hospice" Handbook" developed by healthcare design consultancy,fuelfor, examined the inpatient hospice experience in Singapore and propose new concepts and design principles for tomorrow’s hospices and eldercare facilities. 

•    The Straits Times – 25 September 2013
•    The New Paper – 25 September 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 25 September 2013
•    TODAY – 25 September 2013
•    Capital 958 – 24 September 2013

Preschool Diversity

Supported by the Lien Foundation, TODAY looks at the preschool systems in five Asian countries and the lessons that can be drawn from these countries. 

•    TODAY – 21 November 2013 (Seoul)
•    TODAY – 24 October 2013 (Shanghai)
•    TODAY – 24 September 2013 (Hong Kong)

Two model preschools to push boundaries

The Lien Foundation and NTUC First Campus announced unique social sector partnership to improve quality and innovation of Singapore's preschool sector. Amongst the various initiatives, two model preschools would be set up to influence the design of future preschools and enhance teachers’ training. 

•    Berita Harian – 12 September
•    The Straits Times – 11 September 2013
•    TODAY – 11 September 2013
•    The New Paper – 11 September 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 11 September 2013
•    Lianhe Wanbao – 10 September 2013
•    Channel NewsAsia – 10 September 2013
•    Mediacorp Channel 8 News – 10 September 2013
•    Mediacorp Channel 5 News – 10 September 2013
•    938 Live – 10 September 2013
•    Capital 958 – 10 September 2013

Cost of low trust in preschool education

In an editorial on why Finland has fared well in the Starting Well study, the author opined that crucial lesson that Singapore can draw from is in developing the trust level in the parent-teacher partnership, which to a larger extent reflects the social capital in the country. 

The Straits Times – 6 September 2013

Starting Well in Life

The Lien Foundation was featured in a special issue on preschool education in EduNation which is published by World Scientific. In the issue, the Editor, spoke about the poor ranking of Singapore in the Starting Well study which precipitated attention and other developments in the preschool sector. 

EduNation – Issue 5 (Sep – Oct)
EduNation – Issue 4 (Jul – Aug)

Quality of Dying

The Quality of Death study commissioned by the Foundation in 2010 was cited in a feature on the lack of discussion about death in Japan as shared by the personal experience of the writer. 

Bloomberg – 24 July 2013

Road into history

A new book features Singapore street names and some of Singapore’s pioneers whom they were named after, including the Lien Ying Chow Drive in NTU. 

•  The Straits Times – 8 July 2013

Water for Hope

Mr Koh Lian Hock, CEO of Lien AID, was profiled for the organisation’s works to bring clean water and sanitation to poor communities in Asia. 

•    TODAY – 6 July 2013
•    The Edge, Singapore – June 24 2013

Advancing Care for the Dying in Asia

Together with the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network, the Lien Foundation launched its first regional palliative care programme – the Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care – to pioneer palliative care capabilities in four Asian countries, beginning with Myanmar and Bangladesh. 

Myanmar News – 10 July 2013
Channel NewsAsia – 8 July 2013
The Straits Times – 24 June 2013

Designing for Death

A joint initiative between the Lien Foundation and ACM Foundation, the inaugural Design for Death competition aimed to reimagine deathcare. Over 700 designers worldwide participated and shared their ideas on how the dead will be treated and remembered. 

•    CNET – 2 August 2013
•    Positive Magazine – 29 June 2013
•    The New Paper – 28 June 2013
•    938 Live News Feature – 27 June 2013
•    Gizmodo – 17 June 2013
•    The Straits Times – 17 June 2013
•    ZB Now, Lianhe Zaobao – 16 June 2013
•    The Straits Times – 12 June 2013
•    TODAY – 12 June 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 12 June 2013
•    Bernama – 12 June 2013
•    Singapore Connect, Channel NewsAsia – 12 June 2013
•    Capital 958 – 12 June 2013
•    Lianhe Wanbao – 11 June 2013
•    Shin Min Daily News – 11 June 2013
•    Channel NewsAsia – 11 June 2013
•    Mediacorp Channel 8 News – 11 June 2013
•    Capital 958 – 11 June 2013
•    938Live – 11 June 2013
•    The Times of India Crest Edition – 6 April 2013
•    CreativeHunt – 7 February 2013
•    Engineering and Technology Magazine – 6 February 2013

Holistic views of long-term eldercare systems needed

Commissioned by the Lien Foundation & developed by KPMG, the new report "An Uncertain Age: Reimagining Long-Term Care in the 21st Century" looked into the challenges of the global ageing threat and identified areas of actions to shape long-term eldercare. 

•    The Guardian–27 August 2013
•    Malaysia Sun – 27 August 2013
•    Philippine Times – 27 August 2013
•    Cambodian Times – 27 August 2013
•    Investor Today – 21 August 2013
•    MSN UK – 14 August 2013
•    The Gulf Today – 14 August 2013
•    Lancashire Telegraph – 14 August 2013
•    AOL Money UK – 13 August 2013
•    Commissioning.GP – 13 August 2013
•    Health Service Journal – 13 August 2013
•    Nursing Times – 13 August 2013
•    Daily Mirror – 13 August 2013
•    Times of London – 13 August 2013
•    The Independent – 13 August 2013
•    Cambridge Evening News – 13 August 2013
•    Nigeria News – 12 August 2013
•    Careinfo.org – 12 August 2013
•    Express Healthcare – 5 August 2013
•    ACSWA – 11 July 2013
•    Advisor.ca – 11 July 2013
•    Mondaq – 12 June 2013
•    Bloomberg BNA – 12 June 2013
•    Lianhe Wanbao – 29 May 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 25 May 2013
•    The Straits Times – 24 May 2013
•    The Straits Times – 22 May 2013
•    The Business Times – 22 May 2013
•    TODAY – 22 May 2013
•    The New Paper – 22 May 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 22 May 2013
•    Channel NewsAsia – 21 May 2013
•    Mediacorp Channel 5 News – 21 May 2013
•    Mediacorp Channel 8 News – 21 May 2013
•    Mediacorp Channel U News – 21 May 2013
•    938Live – 21 May 2013
•    Class FM – 21 May 2013
•    Gold 90.5FM – 21 May 2013
•    Ria 89.7FM – 21 May 2013
•    Warna 94.2FM – 21 May 2013

Entrepreneurial Philanthropy

A new working paper released by the NUS’ Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy profiled organisations such as the Lien Foundation who took a more engaged approach towards philanthropy. 

•    Lianhe Zaobao – 10 May 2013
•    The Straits Times – 9 May 2013
•    The Business Times – 9 May 2013

Celebrating the lives of loved ones

The Foundation partnered Mandate Advertising International in the Obitcheery initiative as part of the Life Before Death campaign to transform the way obituaries and in memoriams are featured in the newspapers. The website also hosts in memoriams designed by students from NAFA and other activities for the public to pay tribute to their love ones who have passed on. 

•    Ad Asia – 19 August 2013
•    Shin Min Daily News – 18 August 2013
•    TODAY – 13 August 2013
•    TODAY – 7 August 2013
•    Adobo Magazine – 5 August 2013
•    The Straits Times – 23 July 2013
•    Lianhe Wanbao – 14 April 2013
•    Capital 958 – 12 April 2013
•    The Sunday Times – 7 April 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 7 April 2013
•    Shin Min Daily News – 7 April 2013

IT transforming Singapore's nursing homes

The Lien Foundation announced its healthcare IT initiative for seven non-profit nursing homes. Already implemented by PulseSync at Peacehaven Nursing Home and Peacehaven Bedok Multi-Service Centre, Project IngoT II has been shown to help improve productivity, streamline processes and improve patient care. 

•    Channel NewsAsia – 24 May 2013
•    The Business Times – 1 April 2013
•    Xinhuanet – 29 March 2013
•    DigitalOne – 29 March 2013
•    Techgoondu.com – 29 March 2013
•    The Straits Times – 27 March 2013
•    TODAY – 27 March 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 27 March 2013
•    MIS Asia – 27 March 2013
•    Computerworld – 27 March 2013
•    Shin Min Daily News – 26 March 2013
•    Mediacorp Channel 8 News – 26 March 2013

Compassion in the face of death

After Cicely, a documentary commissioned by the Lien Foundation to mark International Women’s Day 2013, followed five inspiring women in Asia who brings care, comfort and compassion to the dying & their families. 

•    The Straits Times – 7 September 2013
•    Capital 958 – 6 May to 10 May 2013
•    POSKOD.SG – 5 May 2013
•    MongolNews – 15 March 2013
•    TODAY – 14 March 2013
•    Mother & Baby – March 2013
•    WOW Club, 938Live – 12 March 2013
•    Silver Lining – 11 March 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 8 March 2013
•    AM Live!, Channel NewsAsia – 8 March 2013
•    Good Morning Singapore – 8 March 2013
•    BBC World News – 8 March 201
•    Central News Agency – 8 March 2013
•    ehospice – 8 March 2013
•    Vietnam Television – 8 March 2013
•    Hoa Hoc Tro Magazine – 8 March 2013
•    The Straits Times – 7 March 2013
•    TODAY – 7 March 2013
•    Capital 958 – – 7 March 2013
•    Time Out Singapore – 6 March 2013
•    The Business Times – 1 March 2013
•    Time Out Singapore – 21 February 2013

Enabling Elvis

Together with Care Corner, the Lien Foundation launched the Circle of Care initiative – Singapore’s first holistic model of care for preschoolers-at-risk, putting together social work, learning support, health services, parental engagement, and high quality early childhood education. 

•    Talking Point, Channel NewsAsia – 10 July 2013
•    The Straits Times – 28 March 2013
•    The Straits Times – 26 March 2013
•    The Straits Times – 14 March 2013
•    The Straits Times – 1 March 2013
•    Good Morning Singapore – 1 March 2013
•    Edvantage – 23 February 2013
•    The Straits Times – 23 February 2013
•    Capital 958 – 23 February 2013

PUB funds SJWP winning project in trial

The 2012 Singapore Junior Water Prize project – organized by Ngee Ann Polytechnic and supported by Lien Foundation – was awarded funding of $43,000 by PUB for a mainstream trial. The project, using bentonite clay to remove pollutants, also won the prestigious Stockholm Junior Water Prize. 

•    The Straits Times – 18 February 2013

Little Steps to Starting Well

Access to quality preschool education can influence latter years’ success as demonstrated by an increasing trend of public provision of preschool education. The Starting Well Index commissioned by the Lien Foundation to benchmark early education in 45 countries was cited as one of the key research pieces that put the spotlight on this issue. 

•  The Economist – 9 February 2013

Starting and Ending Well

The Lien Foundation CEO, Mr Lee Poh Wah, was featured in the Long Interview on how he wants all Singaporeans to have access to quality preschool education, and a good death. 

•    Forum, The Straits Times – 16 April 2013
•    AsiaOne – 13 January 2013
•    The Straits Times – 11 January 2013

Government to take on more active role in preschool sector

Following from studies on preschool education released by the Lien Foundation in 2012, the government announced initiatives to improve preschool education in Singapore. These include the formation of a new statutory board to oversee preschool education, and looking into more effective and learning strategies. 

•    TODAY – 15 July 2013
•    The Straits Times – 4 April 2013
•    TODAY – 28 March 2013
•    The Business Times – 27 February 2013
•    The Straits Times – 26 February 2013
•    The Straits Times – 5 January 2013

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I’mPossible

Mission: I'mPossible, is the first proactive programme to screen, diagnose and help preschoolers with mild developmental needs. Piloted by the Lien Foundation, KK Women's and Children's Hospital's Department of Child Development and PAP Community Foundation, the project also highlights the role of Learning Support Educators in supporting preschool children in a mainstream setting. The programme has since been nationalised as the Development Support Programme. 

•    Lianhe Zaobao – 30 December 2012

Xiamen retains top position in Lien Service-Oriented Government Index

Commissioned by the Lien Foundation, the 2012 Lien Service-Oriented Government Index placed Xiamen as the overall best Chinese city in terms of its service-oriented policies, and satisfaction by citizens and businesses towards local public services. Into its third year, the Index evaluates 34 major Chinese cities in their efforts to develop a service-oriented government. The Index is a joint research project between NTU’s Nanyang Centre for Public Administration, and the School of International and Public Affairs of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. 

Lianhe Zaobao – 22 November 2012

Mentoring Youths at Risk

Initiated by the Lien Foundation and the Boys’ Town Alumni, the inaugural mentoring programme connects Boys’ Town alumni and volunteers to help youths at risk. 

•    TODAY – 19 November 2012

Dying with Dignity

Initiated by the Lien Foundation, the Respectance Fund was started in Assisi Hospice, HCA Hospice Care, and St. Luke’s Hospital with a mandate to help needy terminally ill patients with the costs of dying at home. Structured to be flexibly administered by medical social workers, the Fund also helps families tide over the short term where the primary breadwinners have passed away.

•    TODAY – 5 November 2012
•    Lianhe Wanbao – 5 November 2012
•    The Straits Times – 10 September 2012
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 10 September 2012
•    TODAY – 10 September 2012

Before We Forget

Part of the Lien Foundation’s Life Before Death initiative, “Before We Forget” is a youth-led initiative by Hachisu to foster conversations about dementia. Following from the launch of the documentary, the producers compiled and edited 32 stories that were submitted into a book, “Grandmother’s Garden and other stories”.

•    Lianhe Zaobao – 5 September 2012

Government Step Up Involvement in Preschool Sector

During his National Day Rally speech, the Prime Minister announced initiatives to improve preschool education in Singapore. These include the formation of a new statutory board to oversee preschool education, and government-run preschool centres to pilot new concepts. Recent studies on preschool education commissioned by the Lien Foundation were cited.

•    Talking Point, Channel NewsAsia – 4 September 2012
•    TODAY – 2 September 2012
•    TODAY – 1 September 2012
•    The Straits Times – 31 August 2012
•    The Straits Times – 28 August 2012
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 28 August 2012
•    938 Live Talkback – 28 August 2012
•    The Straits Times – 27 August 2012
•    TODAY – 27 August 2012
•    Channel NewsAsia – 27 August 2012

Parents’ Voices for Change in Preschool Education

Coming after two earlier studies on preschool education, the Foundation released the findings of an online parents’ survey. Amongst other findings, parents are aware of the importance of preschool education, and felt that there could be greater government involvement to improve preschools in Singapore.

•    TODAY – 21 August 2012
•    The Straits Times – 20 August 2012
•    The Asian Parent – 16 August 2012
•    The Straits Times – 16 August 2012
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 16 August 2012
•    The New Paper – 16 August 2012
•    TODAY – 16 August 2012
•    Shin Min Daily News – 15 August 2012
•    Yahoo! News Singapore – 15 August 2012
•    Channel NewsAsia – 15 August 2012
•    Mediacorp Channel 5 News – 15 August 2012
•    Mediacorp Channel 8 News – 15 August 2012
•    938 Live – 15 August 2012
•    Capital 958 – 15 August 2012

New Philanthropy

Recent philanthropy conferences cited the Lien Foundation for its philanthropic approach and projects which are heavily data-driven.

•    The Straits Times – 16 November 2012
•    The Straits Times – 13 August 2012

Vital voices for change in the vital years

Following shortly after the global Starting Well study, the Lien Foundation released Vital Voices for Vital Years, a study that reveals the top concerns and ideas of 27 leaders from across disciplines in early childhood services in Singapore. An online survey was also launched on the same day to tap on the views of parents on the shape of preschool education in Singapore.

•    938 Live Talkback – 15 August 2012
•    TODAY – 14 August 2012
•    TODAY – 13 August 2012
•    The Star Online – 12 August 2012
•    The Asian Parent – 1 Aug 2012
•    The Straits Times, Saturday Special Feature ­– 28 July 2012
•    The Straits Times – 21 July 2012
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 21 July 2012
•    TODAY – 21 July 2012
•    TODAY – 20 July 2012
•    Channel NewsAsia – 20 Jul 2012
•    Capital 958 – 20 July 2012
•    The Straits Times – 18 July 2012
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 18 July 2012
•    TODAY – 18 July 2012
•    TODAY – 18 July 2012
•    938 Live Talkback – 18 July 2012
•    Lianhe Wanbao –17 July 2012
•    Shinmin Daily News – 17 July 2012
•    TODAY – 17 July 2012
•    Channel NewsAsia – 17 July 2012
•    Yahoo! News Singapore – 17 July 2012
•    RazorTV – 17 July 2012
•    Mediacorp Channel 5 News – 17 July 2012
•    Mediacorp Channel 8 News – 17 July 2012
•    938 Live – 17 July 2012
•    Capital 958 – 17 July 2012

Inaugural Starting Well Index Launched

Commissioned by the Lien Foundation, the Economist Intelligence Unit developed the Starting Well Index to benchmark early education in 45 countries. According to the Index, the Nordic countries top the ranking, with New Zealand and South Korea leading in the Asia Pacific. These countries perform relatively well across all four Index categories – “Social Context”, “Availability”, “Affordability” and “Quality” of the preschool environments. Most of the Singapore news conveyed the main message about Singapore’s 29th ranking, and the need for further improvements and action in this area.

Singapore:
•    The Straits Times – 5 August 2012
•    The Straits Times – 3 August 2012
•    The Straits Times – 28 July 2012
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 23 July 2012
•    The Straits Times – 20 July 2012
•    TODAY – 18 July 2012
•    The Straits Times – 07 July 2012
•    The Straits Times – 04 July 2012
•    Yahoo! News Singapore – 28 June 2012
•    The Straits Times – 27 June 2012
•    TODAY – 27 June 2012
•    My Paper – 27 June 2012
•    AsiaOne News – 27 June 2012
•    The New Paper – 27 June 2012
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 27 June 2012
•    Sin Chew Daily – 27 June 2012
•    The Asian Parent – 27 June 2012
•    Edvantage – 27 June 2012
•    938 Live Talkback – 27 June 2012
•    Capital 958 – 26 June 2012

International:
•    Yahoo! Finance India – 2 July 2012
•    Yahoo! News Philippines – 1 July 2012
•    Yahoo! News Malaysia – 28 June 2012
•    Expatica.com – 26 June 2012

Time to improve quality of dying

The 2010’s Quality of Death study commissioned by the Lien Foundation was cited in an opinion piece on why it is important to invest in palliative care or hospice services in Kenya.

Daily Nation – 18 June 2012

Lien Environmental Fellow and NTU helps to clean up Kandy Lake

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kandy Lake in Sri Lanka is now being cleaned up with the help of researchers from the NTU’s Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI) as part of the Lien Environmental Fellowship programme. Under this programme, Dr Shameen Jinadasa from the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka was selected as one of the pioneer Fellows where he worked with NEWRI professors on a solution to clean the lake through the use of floating wetlands filled with a local plant, Cannas, as a natural filter.

The Straits Times – 21 May 2012
Lianhe Zaobao – 21 May 2012

Future-ready social policies

2009 study commissioned by the Lien Foundation on death attitudes in Singapore was cited in both The Long Interview and Opinion. The poll reveals the top fears of dying such as “being a burden to family and friends”, and “medical costs”. This suggests why the needy sometimes do not seek help as they do not wish to trouble their family members, and that there is a pressing need for investment in Singapore’s eldercare infrastructure.

The Straits Times – 25 May 2012
The Straits Times – 18 May 2012

Fostering “Die-logues”

The Foundation’s Life Before Death initiative seeks to spur “die-logues” in talking about death & dying through creative expressions such as Happy Coffins and Emotional Wills.

American Funeral Director – October 2012
Lianhe Zaobao – 18 March 2012
Law Gazette – January 2012

What Doctors Say

Commissioned by the Lien Foundation, “What Doctors Say about Care of the Dying” is conducted by NUS’ Centre for Biomedical Ethics. The researchers focused on an issue of growing importance – medical care for the dying, by interviewing Singaporean doctors from across disciplines and who are providing care to the dying.

•    The Straits Times – 1 November 2012
•    TODAY – 30 August 2012
•    The Straits Times – 30 July 2012
•    SMA News – February 2012

World Premiere of LIFE Before Death

Presented by the Lien Foundation, the “LIFE Before Death” film premiered in Singapore to commemorate World Cancer Day. In conjunction with the launch, the Foundation initiated a call to “Stop the Pain” with volunteers and retirees distributing syringe-like pens to raise awareness on needless suffering of pain and improve care for the dying. Following the Singapore debut, the film will be shown in over 200 screenings in over 37 countries.

Singapore:
•    A Nutshell Review ­– 11 March 2012
•    The Business Times – 10 February 2012
•    Berita Harian – 8 February 2012
•    The Sunday Times – 5 February 2012
•    The Business Times ­– 3 February 2012
•    The Straits Times – 2 February 2012
•    TODAY - 2 February 2012
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 2 February 2012
•    My Paper – 2 February 2012
•    RazorTV – 2 February 2012
•    AM Live!, Channel NewsAsia (Part 1) – 2 February 2012
•    AM Live!, Channel NewsAsia (Part 2) – 2 February 2012
•    Breakfast Club, 938 Live – 2 February 2012
•    Singapore Today, Mediacorp Channel 8 – 1 February 2012
•    News 5 Tonight, Mediacorp Channel 5 – 1 February 2012
•    938 Live – 1 February 2012
•    Capital 958 – 1 February 2012
•    Channel NewsAsia – 1 February 2012

International:
•    The Standard – 7 February 2012
•    BBC News – 6 February 2012
•    The Hindu – 3 February 2012
•    Crikey Health Blog – 3 February 2012
•    AFP – 1 February 2012

Recommendations of National Strategy for Palliative Care Accepted

Catalysed by the Foundation’s end-of-life initiatives, the National Strategy for Palliative Care was commissioned by the Ministry of Health. Led by the Lien Centre for Palliative Care, the report outlined broad strategies in the areas of service development, training and research and public education and awareness. The Ministry has accepted the report with a view to implement these recommendations at the national level.

•    The Straits Times – 6 January 2012

Leaving your legacy through emotional wills

Part of the Life Before Death initiative, the Lien Foundation introduced the emotional wills where members of the public can document their innermost thoughts for their loved ones.

Singapore Health – Jan/Feb 2012