Our Three Paths Approach
Palliative Care For Uganda recognizes that continued education of local healthcare providers is paramount to its mission of providing palliative care to the people of Uganda. With the support of its donors, PCFU is able to support educational lectures, on-site educational programs, and staff attendance at conferences elsewhere. Our latest focus is developing a multi-media educational curriculum using video clips from actual palliative care encounters between our Ugandan team of experts and Ugandan patients in order to educate local healthcare workers in several principles of palliative care. Once developed, these modules will be distributed to rural hospitals, health workers, medical schools and nursing schools with the help of the African Palliative Care Association, who has strongly endorsed this program. The first pilot study of the modules was carried out in 2018 and was a huge success. With further collaborations with academic medical centers within and outside of Uganda being strengthened, we hope to distribute this program to other countries in Africa in the coming year.