The majority of adults in need of palliative care have chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and AIDS....
Amandua, who is also a palliative care consultant, explained that the new law only allows medical practitioners to prescribe narcotic medicines.
Uganda like any other country in Africa has few trained palliative care nurses
The awards were given out during a fundraising dinner in Kampala.
The survey indicated that only about 10% of patients who have terminal illnesses and require palliative care in Uganda, receive the services.
Africa has no choice but to invest more in palliative care, says the Prime Minister.
The conference will seek to bridge global palliative care service delivery deficit, especially in Africa
“Health is a pressing priority in Uganda so it is crucial that the budget for health is increased."
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