Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Denis Opio, Mr.

Travel date: October 18, 2022

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: McGill International Palliative Care Congress

Origin: Kampala, Uganda / Destination: Virtual Attendance, Canada


How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

It strengthened my advocacy and information management skills in palliative care concepts and practices.
The event also enhanced my skills and knowledge on how to craft communication strategy on palliative care to promote awareness
and education among all stakeholders including the media, religious leaders, the general public and public servants.

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 my knowledge and skills acquired from the conference to promote human resource capacity in palliative care at St.Vincent
De Paul Community Development Organization(SAVIDIDO) in the following; deployment of adequate and dedicated trained workforce
for the provision of holistic palliative care services at different levels of healthcare, build the capacity of the existing workforce to
provide holistic palliative care services through continued in service training, develop and implement strategies and support systems to
prevent burnout among palliative care providers, develop structures to promote career growth and progression, remuneration and
recognition including retention and development of appropriate schemes of service for palliative care providers, promote task shifting
and task sharing for human resources in provision of palliative care services including opioid prescription as per relevant scopes of

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

IAHP Scholarship Program should in future increase on the number of scholarship beneficiaries to participate physically especially for
participants from Africa due to poor internet connections in Africa.