Travel date: September 17, 2019
Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: 6th International Africa Palliative Care Conference
Origin: Lagos, Nigeria / Destination: Kigali, Rwanda
The APCA meeting helped me to increase my understanding of palliative care and network with practitioners on the continent and beyond.
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.
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.
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.