5th International African Palliative Care Conference
Hosted by the African Palliative Care Association
and the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance
16-19 August, 2016 Speke Resort | Munyonyo | Kampala | Uganda

African Palliative Care Association

Driven by a profound desire to reduce unnecessary pain and suffering from life-limiting illnesses across Africa, APCA was formally founded in Tanzania in 2004. We work collaboratively with existing and potential providers of palliative care services to help expand and strengthen services. There are three key elements to APCA’s work to bring palliative care to all who need it in Africa:

  1. Information: Increasing knowledge and awareness of palliative care
  2. Integration: Strengthening health systems by integrating palliative care at all levels
  3. Evidence: Building a sound evidence base for palliative care in Africa.

APCA also works with governments and policymakers to ensure the optimum policy and regulatory framework exists for the development of palliative care across Africa.


Ministry of Health, Republic of Rwanda

The mission of the Ministry of Health is to provide and continually improve affordable promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care services of the highest quality, thereby contributing to the reduction of poverty and enhancing the general well-being of the population.


In a bid to achieve its mission, the overall objective of the health sector as outlined in the Health Sector Strategic Plan IV (2018 to 2024) is to ensure universal accessibility (geographical and financial) of equitable and affordable quality health services (preventative, curative, rehabilitative and promotional services) for all Rwandans. 

This Overall Objective will be attained through four Strategic Objectives: 

  • Full implementation of the main health programs (improve demand, access and quality) 
  • Strengthen the health systems building blocks (policies, resources and management) 
  • Strengthen all levels of service delivery (organize services effectively at all levels, referrals) 
  • Ensure effective governance of the sector (strengthen decentralization, partnership, private sector coordination, aid effectiveness, and financial management)

The ministry’s vision is to pursue an integrated and community-driven development process through the provision of equitable, accessible and quality health care services.


General inquiries:

Registration inquiries:
Patricia Batanda at



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