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Traveling Scholars Program Report

Esther Taaka, Nurse

Travel date: August 23, 2022

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: 7th International African Palliative Care Conference

Origin: Mbale, Uganda / Destination: Kampala, Uganda


Esther Taaka

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

shared knowledge and experiences with various service providers across the globe on how palliative care activities were able to be carried out amidst the pandemic. it also highlighted on areas of networking and partnership which is key to service providers especially those operating in low developed countries where resources are limited .
The minister of state for primary Health care who opened the conference said that palliative care is recognized as an essential service under the Universal Health Coverage and WHO meaning that all people should have access to the health service they need.

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

The knowledge and skills gained during the conference will be shared with colleagues at the place of work through continuous medical Education sessions which are conducted every week
-The hospital is a teaching hospital for medical students whereby i will impart knowledge and skills into them
- Since i work with volunteers who offer palliative Care in the community i will also share with them
- Still the knowledge and skills gained will help me serve my palliative care clients better
- moving forward I will share with my Hospital director about the palliative care policy which has stalled for long so that he can continue pushing for it during their policy meetings.

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

if possible support scholars with accommodation also