Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Lisa Christine Irumba, Ms.

Travel date: June 15, 2023

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: 18th World Congress, European Association for Palliative Care

Origin: Kampala, Uganda / Destination: Rotterdam, Netherlands


How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

1. Advocacy and research play a key role in understanding Health inequalities that still exist and they help in recommending solutions
to ensure equitable access, especially for palliative care services
2. The is a need to develop strategies and policies that are specific to communities or countries to help improve equitable access to
palliative care
3. There is a need to change the narrative for palliative care and ensure people fully understand diversity whose meaning includes
differences in many aspects and also a variety of conditions that palliative care can support and not just cancer or HIV/AIDS as would
be for my country

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

My preferred plenary was on Friday 14:30 - 16:00 and Award session.
It was nice to hear the presentations of the awardees and why their work stood out the most and the pest presentation was to me was
by Sebastiano Mercadante from Italy who shared his very inspirational story on the Long and winding road. It was nice to hear about all
the work he has published with his colleagues.
In future it would be nice to understand the perceptions of health workers in as far as diversity in palliative care is concerned
The conference was an opportunity to connect with so many people globally and I believe it laid a foundation for new collaborations for
the future.

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

Presently the scholarship works very well and I am indebted to IAHPC for the support provided to enable me attend this conference