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Palliative care in chronic conflict, pain management and education

30 October 2015

The October issue of the IAHPC newsletter included news from Senegal, Sudan and Zimbabwe. Covered topics included opioid analgesic management in Senegal, palliative care in chronic conflict, among others.

The newsletter features authors from Senegal, Uganda and Zimbabwe, who write about the following topics:

Implementation of opioid analgesics in Senegal: An important step in the management of pain and palliative care

Dr Oumar Ba, Medical Oncologist and Coordinator of National Tumors Registry, Ministry of Health, Senegal explains how a recent workshop in Dakar aims to bring big changes to healthcare policy in his country.

Palliative care in chronic conflict: Sharing our common humanity

Dr Mhoira Leng, IAHPC Board Member, Head of Palliative Care at Makerere University, Uganda, and Medical Director of Cairdeas International Palliative Care Trust, Scotland, writes about palliative care in chronic conflict.

Gaining a Diploma in Palliative Care: Consolidating experience and qualifications

Jenny Hunt, a Zimbabwean clinical social worker specialising in palliative care and bereavement, writes about how an IAHPC Traveling Scholarship has enabled her to study for a Diploma in Palliative Care and formalise many years’ practical experience. She explains the challenges that confront palliative care in Zimbabwe and how her new skills will help her to make a greater contribution at national and local level.

Read the IAHPC newsletter on their website.

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