This summer I interned with Global Partners in Care. This included working with the African Palliative Care Association and attending the International African Palliative Care Conference in Uganda.
The 7th International African Palliative Care Conference brought together palliative care practitioners, researchers, advocates and patients for a few engaging, full days of learning and sharing.
Each year, Global Partners in Care and the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) offer education scholarships to enhance palliative care knowledge and skills of nurses and social workers in Africa.
Since the start of the winter season in South Africa, the KwaZulu-Natal province has seen devastating floods. Two of our partners, Khanya Hospice and South Coast Hospice, serve in the most affected areas.
Earlier this year, we learned how HoH Moldova is working with Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war in their country. HoH Moldova has four palliative care teams working throughout the country – two of which are located very near to the Ukrainian border.
The African Palliative Care Association has a goal to create an Evidence Gap Map of palliative care in Africa. The idea is to create an accessible, searchable and interactive repository of palliative care research conducted in Africa.
We are proud to announce that Hospice of the North Coast and Nkhoma Mission Hospital are the winners of the 2021 Global Partnership Award.
This is the story of Dr. Bernice Catherine Harper, MSW, MScPH, LLD whose life has been dedicated to those in need; a woman who has chosen a life of service over a life of comfort.
The holidays are behind us and we’re cautiously – but optimistically –looking forward to another year of increasing access to palliative care through partnerships, education and collaboration.
The provision of palliative care in a low-resource setting calls for dedication and innovation, even in the best of times. In rural settings, simply getting to patients – or patients to clinics or hospitals – is a major challenge.