Dr Eric Krakauer Awarded the “For People’s Health” Medal by Viet Nam’s Ministry of Health

Eric Krakauer, HMS associate professor of medicine and of global health and social medicine at HMS, has been named to receive the Medal for the Health of the People from the Ministry of Health of Vietnam.

Krakauer is an attending physician in the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine at Mass General and honorary chair of the Department of Palliative Care at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Previously, he served as medical officer for palliative care at the World Health Organization headquarters and as a member of the Lancet Commission on Palliative Care and Pain Relief. For many years, he has collaborated with ministries of health, hospitals, and medical schools in low- and middle-income countries to help integrate palliative care into health care services and education.