Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Coumba Gueye, Mrs.

Travel date: October 6, 2022

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: 1er Congres des Soins Palliatifs au Benin

Origin: Dakar, Senegal / Destination: Cotonou, Benin

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

As stated in the application, Benin and Senegal are two countries with limited resources and trying to integrate palliative care. Since
our participation for the 2016 Congress, we have been networking on different training initiatives. For the 2022 Congress, we had two
activities. First we had to reinforce advocacy with the stakeholders present at the event, and secondly we had discussed about
training opportunities at regional level with different collaborators. This last activity was very important for us because we are building
palliative care programs and we had the opportunity to have a 30minutes meeting with the President of FISP (Federation Internationale
des Soins Palliatifs) to plan ahead.

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

Palliative care is a new approach and we are integrating the concept in our practice in Senegal. In Benin, which is a country with
limited resources and similar health system as our country, I did learn about their integration process, specifically the different steps
and leadership. First they built a team of members with different background, then they built partnership local and at international level.
Later, the first providers involved elaborated training programs supported by their directors after advocacy towards key stakeholders
and then they elaborated national guidelines.