6th International African Palliative Care Conference
September 17 - September 20
The Theme of the conference is Palliative Care and Universal Health Coverage and underscores our collective role in fulfilling our moral and legal obligation of leaving no one behind in access to essential health services including palliative care and pain relief for adults and children with serious health-related suffering (SHS)
This conference is both an advocacy and reporting opportunity that focuses on understanding the trends, lessons and best practices as well as evidence on cost-effective interventions that can enable nations to ensure universal access to palliative care and pain relief as an integral component of UHC.
It will also enable countries to share progress on their implementation of the May 2014 World Health Assembly (WHA) Resolution on palliative care; the May 2017 WHA resolution on cancer and the 2012 African Union (AU) common position on controlled substances and access to pain medications.