The President and Chairperson Board Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) Dr. Henry Ddungu has unequivocally made a public appeal for expansion of the Associations office premises to further improve the provision of palliative care to all in need in Uganda.
“One of the needs PCAU has is larger premises for our secretariat; where we are now, it has become a congested place, so we need more life members and partners to realize this goal. There are lots of things we need in terms of support so that we are able to reach out to the people who need palliative care.” Said Dr. Ddungu.
He made the remarks at the PCAU 2022 hybrid AGM held at Fairway Hotel in Kampala on 27th May 2022 whose composition ranged from PCAU registered members, donors, civil society organizations, officials from several government ministries, local government, delegations from PCAU branch offices, financial institutions, as well as well-wishers.
PCAU Secretariat relocated to their own home in Kitende along Entebbe Road, from a rented house in Makindye in 2012 where they had been since 2010 after being housed by the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) and Hospice Africa Uganda from 2006 to 2010 and 1999 to 2006 respectively.
According to the PCAU Annual report of 2021, they have 27 life members, 1200 individuals, 24 member organizations, and are operating in 107 districts of Uganda.
To become a member of PCAU, there are four membership categories that include individual membership at UGX 20,000, District Palliative Care Initiative/Community Based Organization (CBO) at UGX 500,000, Life membership at UGX 1,000,000, and Institutional /Non-Governmental Organization/Hospital membership at UGX 1,000,000.