I occasionally link here bits of my work with the African Palliative Care Association that I think could be interesting to a wider audience.
Here is a short Al Jazeera report on access to morphine in Uganda that I helped coordinate. It serves as a nice introduction to the subject that leaves millions suffering from perfectly preventable pain.
The film was shown on repeat last week. On Thursday they had our Executive Director, Dr Emmanuel Luyirika, on to speak about the subject. You can watch the interview here:
In Uganda, a regional leader in terms of medical morphine availability, only one in ten people who need medical morphine have access to it!
For more information:
- Visit the APCA website.
- Follow APCA on twitter.
- Read the Africa edition of ehospice.
- Follow ehospice on twitter.
At the moment millions of Africans suffer terrible pain because they don’t have access to really basic pain medication that many people in Europe take for granted. If you feel like I do that no-one should be left to die in pain then please consider:
- Donating a small amount to APCA.
- Helping us raise awareness by sharing this article on Facebook or Twitter (share buttons at the bottom of the article).