Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Vincent Namisi, Mr.

Travel date: May 10, 2021

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: Initiator Course In Country Placement

Origin: Masaka, Uganda / Destination: Kampala, Uganda

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

It helped me to appreciate different models of palliative service provision; home care, day care, outpatient, hospital. It helped me to meet key stakeholder; palliative care associations (APCA, PCAU).

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

I have designed an action plan which is aimed at provision of palliative care at home and outpatient basis.

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

The scholarship was very helpful, because if I would sponsor myself for placement, I would need to save my whole salary for over six months without deducting basic needs expenditures.

Narrative summary highlighting the needs and challanges you face

The word palliative care is not well interpreted in the most local languages in Uganda, most call it elderly care. Provision of palliative care in cities like Kampala, Uganda, a lot of time is wasted in the traffic jam, however we used to go earlier to avoid jam. Sometimes patients don’t know how to give directions to their homes or change residences which was difficult to find patients during home visits.