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Accelerating Access to Palliative Care: Covid and beyond
The South African Medical Research Council and the Palliative Care Action Group are proud to co-host a webinar that aims to highlight the imperative for a concerted and collaborative effort to accelerate access to palliative care and to report on the measures that are being taken towards implementation. Although the National Policy Framework and Strategy on Palliative Care (NPFSPC) was approved by the National Health Council in 2017, implementation has been slow as there has been no dedicated funding for palliative care. The webinar will spotlight current issues of dignity of care and patients dying in isolation.

The current COVID-19 pandemic has served to expose the gaps in care and the urgent need for palliative care services within both public and private health facilities and hence this event is timely and relevant. High profile speakers will make the case for palliative care from the multiple perspectives including human rights, economics and cost-saving and personal experience. The Department of Health will provide insights into their plan for accelerating access to palliative care and the African Palliative Care Association will provide a continent-wide perspective.

Jan 24, 2021 03:00 PM in Johannesburg

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