Ramaswamy Akhileswaran​
Having been an SIF Specialist Healthcare volunteer since 2009, Dr Akhileswaran has led three projects and has gone for more than 25 trips to build palliative care capabilities in Indonesia. Under his leadership, the projects have trained more than 100 Master Trainers and positively impacted more than 60,000 people in Jakarta and Bandung, Indonesia. Nine hospitals have also successfully set up multi-disciplinary palliative care teams, with some initiating pilot projects to bring palliative care into the community and homes. In 2020, he partnered with musician Leslie Tan to bring together palliative care and music, to uplift the lives of the patients, their family and caregivers.