PCAU has been piloting a palliative care surveillance tool- M-health, which uses smartphones to collect data on palliative care in health centers on a monthly basis. The information obtained from the exercise provides evidence for advocacy and lobbying policymakers on important aspects that need improvement.

The surveillance was first piloted in May 2015 in four health facilities. It was later extended to 20 facilities which include government-run and private not-for-profit hospitals. Palliative care providers in the participating facilities have been trained in how to collect data that feeds into a central database at PCAU.

Facilities Participating in M-Health

  • Arua Regional Referral Hospital
  • Gulu Regional Referral Hospital
  • Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja
  • Kabale Regional Referral Hospital
  • Kawempe Home Care
  • Kitovu Mobile Health Care
  • Little Hospice Hoima
  • Masaka Regional Referral Hospital
  • Mbale Regional Referral Hospital
  • Hospice Tororo
  • Adjumani District Hospital
  • Marya’s Lacor Hospital
  • Matany Hospital
  • Soroti Regional Referral Hospital
  • Kisoro Hospital
  • Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital
  • Bombo Military Hospital
  • Francis Naggalama Hospital
  • Hospice Africa Uganda
  • Mobile Hospice Mbarara


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