Dr. Emmanuel Luyirika
Executive Director, African Palliative Care Association
Dr Luyirika is Executive Director of the African Palliative Care Association a pan-African palliative care organization with programmes in over 24 African countries. He is a board member of the World Hospice Palliative Care Alliance, President of the Executive Board of CoRSU Hospital in Uganda a charitable rehabilitation and plastic surgery service for children and adults with disabilities. Previously, he was country director of Mildmay International, worked for the Department of Health in South Africa, and lectured in Family Medicine at the Medical University of Southern Africa. He has served on several technical committees at the National level, WHO, UNICEF and UNAIDS, the Lancet Commission on pain medicines and palliative care and as Vice-Chairperson of the Council of the Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa. He has also been part of the International Atomic Energy Agency/WHO ImPACT missions to some African countries. He has also served on a committee of the American Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He studied medicine at Makerere University, Family Medicine at Medical University of Southern Africa, Public Policy, Policy Informatics and Management at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, and HIV at the University of Witwatersrand. He is a co-investigator on several ongoing studies in palliative care and has been an investigator and published on several HIV, cancer, and palliative care.