Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Shaimaa Siddig Alfki Ali, DR

Travel date: August 16, 2016

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: 5th International African Palliative Care Conference

Origin: Khartoum, Sudan / Destination: Kampala, Uganda

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

It was a great opportunity to meet the commpationate personnel working in palliative care field, sharing experiences and opinions in order to improve palliative care delivery and quality in my country and Africa.

How will you new knowledge & acquired skills help in furthering your work in hospice and palliative care in your program/city/ or country?

The 5th IAPC conference was really fruitful I learnt and acquired a variety of important things in palliative care, also I was impressed by many things specially the experience of many countries in Africa in palliative care. The conference was characterized by really interesting sessions and discussions that were inspiring, bringing important ideas and solutions to many of the challenges that face palliative care and hospice at the local, regional, and international level. Personally I benefit a lot, that to deliver quality palliative care is the cornerstone even by limited resources, palliative care ultimate agenda is sustainability.

How IAHPC Traveling Scholars Program be improved in order to help other future traveling scholars?

I think that it is excellent attributing subjectively and objectively for proclaiming and promoting palliative care.

Narrative summary highlighting the needs and challanges you face

The conference was a good opportunity to explore and initiate potentially partnerships for the future. I have learnt that growth cannot occur in isolation. Coming from a small team (practice), into the company of experts can feel intimidating. But I have learnt that people are happy to celebrate one’s “little” successes, and are also willing to see how they can help you grow better. I enjoyed the APCA conference in Uganda! I hope to make it to other palliative care meetings/conferences like this in the future because they are great opportunities to share and learn!