Easing Africa’s pain: researchers describe challenges of Africa’s palliative care movement

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Cultural traditions and modern healthcare enmesh in the new special issue published in ecancermedicalscience on palliative care in Africa.

Five hand-chosen original research articles from on-the-ground experts, and an editorial by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Professor Anne Merriman, highlight multiple angles of this complex topic.

“Palliative care is important because the pain in cancer is akin to torture,” says Professor Merriman, Founder of Hospice Africa Uganda and Guest Editor of this special issue.

“We have known how to control pain since 1967, yet less than 3% of people in Africa have their pain controlled.”

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