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The provision of Hospice and Palliative Care services in Uganda has been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic and response to it. However, PCAU continued to scale up preparedness & offer support to members & partners to continue with service provision. Continuity of Palliative care as an Essential Health Service was part of our priority which was achieved through:

  • The President of the Republic of Uganda Directive on Palliative Care services during COVID-19

    The President of the Republic of Uganda Directed that issues concerning delivery of palliative care services be handled by District Health Officers to reduce challenges of travel permits for patients and their families seeking medical care. Watch video

  • Hospice and palliative care organizations

    Hospice and palliative care organizations obtained travel waivers by the government to continue offering Care.

  • Palliative care module on the continuation of palliative care

    Developed a palliative care module on the continuation of palliative care as an Essential Health Service amidst the COVID-19 pandemic which is to be incorporated in the available national guidelines. Read about it here

  • PCAU offered grants

    PCAU offered grants to some Member organizations to secure personal protective equipment, food relief, support transport, and delivery of medicines and communication needs.

  • A statement by Hospice and Palliative Care Organizations in Uganda on COVID-19 and Palliative Care Services for Patients and their Families

    A statement by Hospice and Palliative Care Organizations in Uganda on COVID-19 and Palliative Care Services for Patients and their Families in Need was submitted to the Chairperson to the Coronavirus National Taskforce Rt. Hon Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, with recommendations on ensuring essential health services and psychosocial support for the vulnerable who include people with palliative care needs and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about the statement here

  • The National Committees of the Case Management pillar and Sub Pillar of mental Health and Psychosocial Support

    We have participated in the National Committees of the Case Management pillar and Sub Pillar of mental Health and Psychosocial Support and had submissions on the Integration of Palliative Care into the COVID-19 Response. Read about the National Guidelines for management of COVID-19

  • Weekly online zoom discussions with the palliative care fraternity in Uganda

    We have been conducting weekly online zoom discussions with the palliative care fraternity in Uganda to keep the coordination role with member organizations, partners, policymakers, leaders, palliative care practitioners, and other stakeholders across the country. Access the series here

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