One of the core values of PCAU is to harness and strengthen partnerships and Networking with link minded individuals and organizations for the enhancement of Palliative care services in Uganda. PCAU therefore works with various players nationally.
PCAU also supports the work of the Ministry of Health that is in line with strategic objectives of PCAU. PCAU coordinates the Country Palliative Care team meetings which are hosted and chaired by the Ministry of Health on a quarterly basis. PCAU is supporting the Ministry of Health to develop the National Palliative Care Policy, the National Palliative Care Communication Strategy and the various other Key document IEC materials on Palliative Care were developed in the past.
Other Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies
Apart from the Ministry of Health, PCAU works with all other in line Ministries enhance palliative care work. PCAU is working with the Ministry of Education to introduce Palliative Care at all higher institutions of Learning. PCAU also works with line ministries of Gender and Labour and Social development, Ministry of Public Service and Finance. PCAU also works closely with government departments and agencies like the National Drug Authority, Uganda Human Rights Commission, Police, Kampala Capital City Authority and Health facilities and others.
Other Civil Society Organizations:
PCAU works in partnership with various civil society organizations engaged in Palliative Care work. These include:
The Uganda Cancer Society (UCS)
The Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER)
The Uganda Women’s Cancer Support Organization (UWCASO)
African Prisons project (APP)
Morphine Supply Chain Partners:
One of the core activities of PCAU is to support and coordinate the Morphine Supply Chain in Uganda to ensure that Oral Liquid Morphine is available and accessible to Palliative Care Patients in need across the Country. PCAU is the secretariat for the Morphine partners meetings chaired by the Ministry of health. The meetings are attended by Ministry of Health, the National Medical Stores (NMS), and Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU), Joint Medical Stores (JMS), Uganda Cancer institute (UCI) and Mulago National Referral Hospital. Each of the Mentioned partners plays a Unique Role in the Morphine supply Chain.
The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI)
PCAU in partnership with the Uganda Cancer Institute organized the UCI-PCAU Joint international Conference 2017. The conference was one of the activities to mark the 50 years of the existence of UCI as well as the 7th biennial palliative care conference in Uganda.
Uganda Network on Law Ethics and HIV (AIDS)
PCAU is working with UGANET to foster Social Justice for Palliative Care Patients in need in Uganda.
Uganda national Association of the deaf (UNAD).
Since 2015, PCAU has been working with UNAD to enhance Palliative Care services for the deaf in need in Uganda. Various trainings and engagements with the deaf and health workers have been done.