Vulnerable communities, education and healthcare policy – news from the International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care

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Dr Oumar Ba, Medical Oncologist and Coordinator of National Tumors Registry, Ministry of Health, Senegal explains how a recent workshop in Dakar aims to bring big changes to healthcare policy in his country.

Dr Mhoira Leng, IAHPC Board Member, Head of Palliative Care at Makerere University, Uganda, and Medical Director of Cairdeas International Palliative Care Trust, Scotland, writes about palliative care in chronic conflict.

Jenny Hunt, a Zimbabwean clinical social worker specialising in palliative care and bereavement, writes about how an IAHPC Traveling Scholarship has enabled her to study for a Diploma in Palliative Care and formalise many years’ practical experience. She explains the challenges that confront palliative care in Zimbabwe and how her new skills will help her to make a greater contribution at national and local level.

Rev’d. Varghese K. Abraham, the Mar Thoma Church in Kerala, India, IAHPC member, has been working in palliative care for the past 11 years. Considering the theme of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2015: ‘Hidden Lives, Hidden Patients’, he reflects on what it means to be ‘hidden’ and urges us to take a wider view.

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