Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Olanrewaju Onigbogi, DR

Travel date: September 17, 2019

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: 6th International Africa Palliative Care Conference

Origin: Lagos, Nigeria / Destination: Kigali, Rwanda

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

The APCA meeting helped me to increase my understanding of palliative care and network with practitioners on the continent and beyond.

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

The new knowledge gained would be shared during one of the weekly departmental ground rounds for resident doctors and help them better understand palliative care.

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

I think the IAHPC traveling scholar experience can be improved if more financial resources are provided to future scholars in line with specific travel requirements.

Narrative summary highlighting the needs and challanges you face

Select Phrases. Needs and challenges in practice of Palliative care in Nigeria: 1. Funding needs, 2. Palliative care policy mixed messages in government circles, and 3. Opoiophobia in government circles. How the new skills would help overcome the barriers: 1. Networking with other Nigerian colleagues would help to strengthen the Nigerian Palliative Care Association thereby forming a critical mass that can influence policy changes, and 2. New knowledge about what worked in other countries would help in setting up better palliative care groups.