Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Ruth Allotey, Ms.

Travel date: May 10, 2021

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

Origin: Accra, Ghana / Destination: Kampala, Uganda

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

Presentation on action plan towards awareness creation on palliative care in Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

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

This activity was very helpful to me because it was an eye opener. I learnt a lot of practical skills in palliative care. I also saw things and institutions that I could have otherwise read in books. The real hands-on practical experience made the program an excellent one.

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

At my place of work its my desire to create awareness on palliative care to the benefit of all patients, staff and relatives that visit the hospital and beyond.

Narrative summary highlighting the needs and challanges you face

It was very great to have have been sponsored by IAHPC. However, because I have to travel by air and take care of accommodation issues among other travelling cost, the sponsorship was not adequate. I had to apply for a loan facility that will take me years to pay to enable me to participate in the program.i am forever grateful for the sponsorship because I might not have been able to participate at all in the program without the support I had from IAHPC. Therefore, for future scholars, I think sponsorship should take into consideration the geographical location of the individuals, because the cost of travel alone is huge. And also, if the sponsors are able to discuss the cost of the program with the organizers it can go a long way to help.