Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Mbaya Alain Kabemba, MD

Travel date: June 16, 2016

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: 22nd National Congress of the SFAP

Origin: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo / Destination: Dijon, France

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

This congress, which took place in France, in the city of Dijon, was held from 16 to 18 June 2016; with the support of IAHPC through the travel grant, our response was to turn the subject: Palliative care among people living with AIDS in prison situation, need for professional training in a large conference theme \"of the impossible to the possible \". This congress was inscribed on the themes of creativity, innovation, openness to possible when everything seems so impossible. The time spent in this congress, promoted a training initiative, creativity and dynamism; Interdisciplinarity, has been proven as an essential value of the hospice movement, as was the heart of our stakeholder choices. My entant interventions that lawyer by training, found their place in the palliative approach, though regarded by the uninformed as specific medical discipline. And so, a round table was organized around a nurse, a doctor, a lawyer, a philosopher, a psychologist to allow a look interdisciplinary placed the impossible to the possible creating, innovating and enabling.

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

with new knowledge about palliative care, we are determine to innovate by proposed legislation to be submitted to Parliament for the integration in our legal arsenal of new law protecting rights of people in later life

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

purse IAHPC is a very good thing, we souhaiton only that one can see on the duration of which the recipient of a grant must wait for yet receive another 3 years it too much because of a conference mAY RESULT the need to participate in another.

Narrative summary highlighting the needs and challanges you face

palliative care in this country is still a new concept, the end of life patients are unaware of their rights, because the legislation is muete this questio and also the miserable situation of the population does not allow them to support palliative care, some initiatives private begins unborn and new experiences acquired in trade with the other also allows us to inover, permetre and try to realize what is still possible in our country