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Hospice Africa Cours d’initiation en Soins Palliatifs.

Aimeriez-vous acquérir les compétences nécessaires pour soulager la douleur et la souffrance des malades en phase terminale ?
Si oui, ce cours est pour vous.

Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer la création de la 3ème École francophone de formation en soins palliatifs pour l'Afrique

Une équipe internationale venue d'Afrique et d’Europe dispensera cinq semaines de cours spécifiques pour les professionnels de la santé souhaitant ouvrir des services de soins palliatifs dans les pays francophones d’Afrique subsaharienne

Le cours est conçu pour aider les professionnels de la santé à introduire des services de soins palliatifs abordables et appropriés sur le plan culturel en Afrique francophone.

Le contenu du cours

Hospice Africa Uganda  et Hospice Africa France (HAF) sont heureux de vous présenter cette occasion unique pour introduire les soins palliatifs partout en Afrique francophone.
Les équipes ont conçu ensemble une  formation spécifique de cinq semaines, animée par des experts dans le domaine.
Le cours est composé de :
-Introduction aux concepts des soins palliatifs.
-Évaluation & Gestion des douleurs et des symptômes.
-Pratique des gestes cliniques.
-Formation des formateurs.

Convient pour
-Infirmiers(ères) / sages-femmes
-Aide soignant(e)s 
-Les pharmaciens et les agents de santé.

Les conditions d'admission
- Travailler actuellement dans un service de soins et/ou un programme de soutien aux personnes touchées par des maladies limitant la vie.
- Démontrer la capacité à appliquer les connaissances et les compétences acquises dans son lieu de travail.
- Avoir la volonté de propager les
Connaissances en soins palliatifs et les compétences acquises dans son milieu professionnel.
- Avoir un soutien organisationnel pour mettre en œuvre des services de soins palliatifs au sein de sa zone professionnelle.
- Etre recommandé par deux personnes ressources, dont l'une doit être son chef de service actuel.
- Avoir le soutien d'un service  gouvernemental, d’un hôpital ou d’une ONG pour introduire un service de soins palliatifs.
- Démontrer des compétences appropriées orales et écrites en français.
- Être capable de financer le cours (frais indiqués ci-dessous).

Dates et lieu
28 avril au 30 mai 2014
Institut d’Hospice  et soins palliatifs en Afrique, Hospice  Africa  Ouganda,   en  Ouganda.
Les frais de cours
2 200 Euro par participant
(5 semaines résidentielles - frais de transport aériens non inclus).

Date limite d'inscription
1 mars 2014
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La formation, les formulaires de demande, les bourses, etc., veuillez écrire aux adresses  suivantes :
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Hospice Africa Palliative Care Initiators’ Course
Have you ever wished for the skills to releive pain and suffering for the terminally ill? If so, this is the course for you.

We are pleased to announce the 3rd Francophone Palliative Care Initiators’ Course for Africa
This will be held in French

An international team from Africa and Europe will facilitate this specialist 5 weeks course for Health Workers wishing to initiate, or just commencing, Palliative Care Services in Francophone Sub Saharan Africa

The course is designed to help health professionals initiate affordable and culturally appropriate Palliative Care Services in Francophone Africa.

Course content

Hospice Africa Uganda and Hospice Africa France (HAF) are pleased to present this exciting opportunity for Palliative Care Service Initiators from across Francophone Africa.
Together the teams have designed a specialist 5 weeks training led by experts in the field.

The course is composed of:
- Palliative care concepts and philosophy..
-Pain/symptom assessment & management.
-Clinical skills placement.
-Training of trainers.
Suitable for
-Registered Nurse/Midwives
-Clinical Officers.
-Pharmacists and Dispensers
Social  workers.
Admission requirements
•    - Currently or about to be working in palliative care or support program for persons affected by life limiting illnesses.
- Demonstrate ability to apply knowledge and skills in his/her
Work place.

- Be willing to disseminate palliative care knowledge and skills acquired with all involved.
- Have organizational support to implement palliative care services within his/her program area.
- Good recommendations from two referees, one of which must be their current supervisor.
- Have support to be part of the initiation of a service from the Government, hospital or NGO
- Demonstrate appropriate oral and writing skills in French.
- Be able to meet the course fee stated below.

Time and place
28 April to 30 May 2014
Institute of Hospice and Palliative   Care in Africa, (IHPCA) Hospice Africa Uganda 
Application deadline
1st   March 2014
Course fees
2,200EURO per participant
5-weeks residential, excl flights.

For more information for further course info, application forms, scholarships etc;
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Professor Dr. Anne Merriman, the founder of Hospice Africa Uganda, is to receive a 2013 ‘Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad’. She is to be honoured for her work in medicine in Africa that stretches over 30 years and includes 20 years in Uganda where she helped establish Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU).

The 2013 awards will be presented by Irish President, Michael Higgins, in November at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin.

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Suffering Death and Palliative Care









Intensive Course “Suffering, Death and Palliative Care”, 16th edition

The section of Healthcare Ethics, department IQ healthcare, (Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre) organizes the      16th edition of the advanced European Bioethics Course ‘Suffering, Death and Palliative Care’ from February 11 – 14, 2014.
Aim of the course is to educate participants on a range of ethical issues related to suffering, palliative care and medically        assisted death. Extensive insight into the medical, philosophical, theological and ethical foundations of these concepts will be proffered. During the course experts will give presentations on various topics in the domain of palliative care. The key-note lecture will be held by Carlo Leget, vice-president of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), full professor of ethics of care and spiritual counseling; endowed professor in ethical and spiritual issues in palliative care, established by the Association of High Care Hospices in the Netherlands.
This course is of interest to participants from diverse professional backgrounds, such as nursing, medicine, health care administration, ethics, philosophy, theology and pastoral care, and PhD students undertaking courses of study in these areas.
For more information or registration, please follow the links or consult our website:, under Intensive courses. Contact: Simone Naber: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Tel: +31 (0) 24-3613359 / +31 (0) 24-3615320. For updates and the latest news follow us on twitter: @palcarecourse.

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DrAnneAndZenaAtTheAPCAConferenceHospice Africa Uganda (HAU) and its founder Dr Anne Merriman have scooped a series of awards at the 2013 Palliative Care Association/Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa conference in Johannesburg, South Africa last week.
HAU, based in Kampala, has won the coveted 2013 APCA Institutional Advocacy Award. The award was based on the 20 years of patient care, advocacy and education at HAU that was formally celebrated in May this year and is officially commemorated this week.


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More information about this conference can be viewed from the following links:

•    conference presentations can be found on the HPCA website:
•    a selection of the videos are available on the APCA youtube channel:
•    photos can be found on the website:

Hospice team members at the APCA conferenceDr Anne was given a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in Palliative Care across Africa and Hospice Africa Uganda won the Advocacy Award for our work in Palliative Care in Uganda and across Africa. This was during the African Palliative Care Association and Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa’s palliative care conference 17th - 20th September 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa . This conference was about coming together to improve the lives of African patients living with life-threatening illnesses through innovation and dialogue. It was about bringing your area of expertise to the table in an exchange of ideas to uphold and strengthen the health care systems that African patients and their families rely upon for physical, social, psychological and emotional support.

For more information about the conference please follow these links:

•conference presentations can be found on the HPCA website:
•a selection of the videos are available on the APCA youtube channel:
•photos can be found on the website:


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