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Hospice Wits: A Patient Story

Author: Hospice Wits“Portia” is a 40-year-old female patient who has had epilepsy since infancy. She later suffered Neuro-myelitis after contracting anti-viral illness. Chris Hani Baragwaneth Hospital referred the patient to Hospice Wits. On admission to hospice care she was emaciated, bedridden,…Click to view details

My Journey in Palliative Care; Franciscah Tsikai, Zimbabwe

Author: Franciscah Tsikai, MPhil, Zimbabwe & Wedzerai Chiyoka, African Palliative Care AssociationFranciscah Tsikai s a Palliative Care Consultant at Island Hospice and Health Care Zimbabwe. Originally a registered nurse and midwife by profession, she is also a qualified counsellor. She shares…Click to view details

Supporting Education & Training to Improve Dying, Death & Bereavement in Africa

Every death matters, and we only have one chance to get it right.As I listened to Dr Eve Namisango of the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) presenting her research on what is regarded as a good death in Africa (see box below),…Click to view details

Assessing Knowledge, Attitudes & Behaviors about GBV Through the Lens of Palliative Care Providers

APCA had the pleasure of hosting Emily Karalus, a master’s research student pursuing her Master of Science in Global Health at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA.  Her internship at APCA ran from May to July 2023, with supervision and support from Dr. Eve Namisango, APCA’s Programmes…Click to view details

APCA Launches New Strategic Plan this World Hospice & Palliative Care Day

Today we join the rest of the world to commemorate World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2020, with a renewed focus on entrenching palliative care as part of UHC and health systems to support patients and their families better.We take this occasion to launch the African Palliative Care Association’…Click to view details