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AORTIC 2017 /
Palliative care and pain management through Hospice Africa

7th - 10th Nov 2017

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Published: 22.11.17
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Dr Eddie Mwebesa - Hospice Africa Uganda, Kampala, Uganda

Dr Mwebesa speaks with AORTIC 2017 about providing palliative care at hospices across Africa.

He introduces the objectives of Hospice Africa Uganda in delivering palliative care and training across Africa, with Masters courses in palliative care now becoming available.

Dr Mwebesa also discusses home-based care for patients and the availability of essential medications for pain management as other pillars of supportive care.

Through multiple education streams, doctors and patients in African nations are able to access and develop supportive care networks, though Dr Mwebesa notes competing funding priorities.

He also reports on the production of oral liquid morphine to manage pain, with scaled up production at minimised cost providing essential relief to patients.

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