Message from the Chair and Executive Director

2016; Volume 17, No 8, August

Message from the Chair and Executive Director

Dear readers,

This month we are taking most of the time off for vacation so our message is brief. We will be working very hard and enjoying the time attending the 5th International African Palliative Care Conference hosted by the African Palliative Care Association and the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance in Kampala, Uganda.

IAHPC has provided more than $25,000 in traveling grants to enable 14 participants to attend the conference. All the grantees have approved posters in the conference – we announced their names in previous edition, but here they are again:

First Name Last Name Specialty Current position / title City Country
Anita Esenam Agbeko Surgery Palliative Care Team Member Kumasi Ghana
Anthelme Kouessi Agdodande Internal Medicine Palliative Care services Cotonour Benin
Mildred Ndamukaneyi Bosha Social Work Social Worker Harare Zimbabwe
Clint Cupido Internal Medicine and Palliative Care Senior Consultant and Director Abundant Life PC Cape Town South Africa
Nahla Gafer Clinical Oncologist Head Palliative Care Unit Khartoum Sudan
Eunice Garanganga Palliative Care Nurse Adviser Director Harare Zimbabwe
Faraja Kiwanga Oncology (Master of Medicine Senior Medical Officer / Resident in radiation therapy Dar es Salaam Tanzania
Valarie Maasdorp Palliative and Bereavement Care Clinical Social Worker Head of Clinical Services Harare Zimbabwe
Penelope Mathe Social Worker Social Worker Johannesburg South Africa
Elvis Joseph Miti Palliative Medicine Project Coordinator Mitwara Tanzania
David Musyoki Nursing Senor Program Officer Nairobi Kenya
Durojaiye A. Omowumi Clinical Palliative Care Nurse / Lecture Lecturer Ilorin Nigeria
Eunice Omoyeni Palliative Care / Medicine Senior Medical Officer Ibadan Nigeria
Michael Owusu-Ansah Family Medicine / Palliative Care Specialist Kumasi Ghana

Congratulations to the grantees! We look forward to seeing them in Kampala and to reading their reports after their returns.

As in previous congresses, we will have a booth at the exhibition area. Please stop by and say hello! We look forward to sharing experiences and networking with our friends and colleagues from the Region and meeting new ones who are entering the field. Take this opportunity to renew your membership with IAHPC or join the organization!

Remember that we have enabled our system so that the members’ list in the IAHPC website section will also be displaying a head shot (face picture) of our individual members and the logos of our institutional members. This is an optional feature. To upload your photo or your institution’s logo click here.

Until next month,

Lukas Radbruch, MD

Liliana De Lima, MHA
Executive Director

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