IAHPC awards First Prize for Increasing Membership – Dr. Frank Manase, Tanzania
The support I received from the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) in the past has been fundamental to integrating palliative care into my practice and it has motivated me to support the Tanzania Palliative Care Association. I am very happy to have won an iPad during the first Membership Prize event for recruiting the most IAHPC members (10) during October—thank you!
I am a physician specializing in palliative care and I work as medical director for Pastoral Activities and Services for people with AIDS Dar es Salaam Archdiocese (PASADA). PASADA is a health and social service agency for people who are infected and affected with HIV and AIDS in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The organization serves a target population of 3.5 million people and provides a wide range of services.
As a medical doctor, I’m motivated to optimize the quality of life enjoyed by my patients, their families and their community. Integration of palliative care at PASADA through a Family Centered Palliative Care approach (FCC) enables heath care providers to recognize that it is possible to collaborate with families and individual community members in developing effective plans of care for a patient’s wellbeing. Many lives of patients and their families have been improved through the implementation of the FCC.
Many thanks again to IAHPC for its support of the development of palliative care in the world and for helping health care professionals like me advance the field in our countries. Thanks also for the Membership prize.
Frank Manase, MD
Dr. Manase was an IAHPC Traveling Scholar in 2008, you may read his report at the following link: http://www.hospicecare.com/news/08/12/scholars.html