Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Dany Alexander Coca Zapata

Travel date: November 9, 2022

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: X Congreso Latinoamericano de Cuidados Paliativos

Origin: Tegucigalpa, Honduras / Destination: San Jose, Costa Rica


How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

This experience helped me view palliative care from an integral point of view rather than just the psychological aspect. . I was able to
see how others countries are more advanced than us, as a country in terms of Palliative Care, and I hope to create a real impact in my
community and more so in my society/country.

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

I will use the knowledge acquired to strengthen the design of the Palliative Care Program in our Foundation based on short term and
long term objectives, focusing on the overall well-being of our patients. One of our goals is to create better intervention policies to
reach and help more pediatric cancer patients in Honduras.

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

To create strategic alliances with educational institutions and public health care institutions from different countries so that more
people are aware of such important scholarships and more importantly so that more people become an IAHPC Member. I learned about
IAHPC thanks to The Honduran Foundation for Children with Cancer, which is my workplace.