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Vision and Mission


The African Palliative Care Association mission is to ensure palliative care is widely understood, integrated into health systems at all levels, and underpinned by evidence in order to reduce pain and suffering across Africa.


With the vision to promote access to palliative care for all in Africa, APCA's activities embody the following core values: 

  • Collaboration: We work collaboratively, by asking for and giving support, and sharing success with others.
  • Integrity: We are honest, trustworthy and straight-forward in all our dealings, and use time, money and resources wisely.
  • Diversity: We value others for their contribution, irrespective of personal differences, and provide equal access to opportunities and discourage any form of unfair discrimination.
  • Respect: We involve and listen to others, and show consideration and empathy for their emotional and physical well-being.
  • Excellence and quality: We always strive to provide services that meet or exceed the needs, standards and timescales of our internal and external stakeholders, and always strive for excellence and quality in all areas.
  • Reliability: We deliver what we commit to and keep our stakeholders informed of progress.
  • Social justice: We strive to create an organisation that is based on the principles of equality and solidarity, that understands and values human rights, and that recognises the dignity of every human being.
  • Cultural sensitivity: We advocate for palliative care to be delivered in a culturally sensitive manner by respecting the values and beliefs of others even when they differ from our own.
  • Team work: We strive to support one another, working co-operatively, respecting one another's views, and making our work environment positive and enjoyable as we work towards achieving our goal.