Deadline for bursary applications for pan-African palliative care conference

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The African Palliative Care Association has today reminded delegates attending the pan-African palliative care conference in Johannesburg this September that the deadline for bursary applications is the 31st May.

APCA is offering two types of bursary:

  • Full bursaries – this includes the conference registration fee, an economy-class return airfare to Johannesburg, and shared accommodation (bed and breakfast) at the conference venue. 
  • Partial bursaries – this includes any combination of registration fee, airfare and accommodation.

Priority for bursaries will be given to applicants whose participation will enhance their work in their own communities, to delegates who can assist the transfer of skills and knowledge acquired at the conference, and to delegates whose abstracts have been selected for the conference programme.

Commenting on the bursaries the Executive Director of APCA, Dr Emmanuel Luyirika, said, “Palliative care is a human right. This means that everyone should have access to it regardless of your background. At APCA we are committed to ensuring that we do all we can to ensure it is accessible to everyone.”

He continued, “In order to ensure that palliative care is integrated in the health systems of Africa, health workers and other practitioners allied to palliative care and health are key partners and components of this endevour. This is why we are offering these bursaries to delegates who would not otherwise be able to attend so that they can be exposed to the wider palliative care fraternity.”

The bursaries are available for to Africans living outside of South Africa. South African delegates can contact HPCA in regards to financial support.

Information on the bursaries, including how to apply is available on the conference website. Information on how to directly sponsor someone to attend the conference can be found here

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