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Poster Numbers 185 – 241 – People & places: Poster No: 221
Role of community volunteer worker in a resource limited setting
  1. Octivia Nazziwa
  1. Hospice Africa Uganda, Kampala, Uganda

Abstract

Introduction Community Volunteer workers are important and unique means of reaching vulnerable population and giving basic palliative care at the grassroots community level. While others create awareness about palliative care and HIV/AIDS, mobilisation of community among others.

Project Description Community volunteers were identified and empowered through training and support care in Hospice Africa Uganda, The project started in 2002 and continued up to date, in the three Hospice Model sites, the main aim is to identify patients with pain and symptoms, and other or bedridden due to advanced disease and referred for palliative care and also they provide care.

Conclusion Training and development programs are the best means of fulfilment to suitable, affordable and accessible palliative care services in the subSaharan Africa countries.

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