Application Due Date: 19 th April2019


The African Palliative Care Association (APCA) in collaboration with International Partners in Care (GPIC) in the U.S.A. supply a minimal variety of scholarships each year for palliative care training chances. APCA and GPIC acknowledge the essential function nurses and social employees play in offering holistic palliative care services for individuals with harmful and life restricting health problems and their households.

Regardless Of this, the insufficient incorporation of palliative care into the pre-service (undergraduate) training for nurses and social employees, the absence of clear profession paths for those thinking about specialising in palliative care and absence of acknowledgment of palliative care certifications by regional ministries of health and education continues to be a difficulty.

The Palliative Care Education Scholarship Fund for Nurses and Social Employee intends to supply a chance for nurses and social employees associated with palliative care arrangement or those figured out to lead the advancement of such services in their settings to go through expert training. Palliative care is a growing location of practice in Africa, and nurses and social employees frequently feel unprepared to handle the complicated concerns it includes.

Training chances through this Fund are anticipated to boost abilities, understanding, mindsets, worths, techniques, and level of sensitivities required to work successfully in palliative care with clients, households, healthcare suppliers, and the neighborhood. This year, APCA UK has actually signed up with GPIC to contribute towards the Scholarship Fund.

Host Organization( s):

Any acknowledged organization of greater knowing offering palliative.
care training in Africa. Examples consist of: Institute of Hospice and.
Palliative Care in Africa/Hospice Africa Uganda, Mildmay Uganda, Nairobi.
Hospice/Oxford Brooks University in UK, University of Malawi and.
University of Cape Town in South Africa.

For Social Employees, research study can likewise remain in kind of a.
fellowship/experiential knowing from an organization such as a hospice.
or palliative care program with reputable social work services.
Such a fellowship will be carried out from an acknowledged hospice and.
palliative care organization and APCA will confirm qualified programs.
through the nationwide palliative care association and/or Ministry of.

Level/Field of research study:

  • Diploma, degree or master level research studies in palliative care. For.
    degree and master level research studies, those in the last year of research study will.
    be provided choice.
  • Social employees can likewise carry out scientific fellowship/experiential knowing.

Number Scholarships readily available:

  • 5 (5) scholarships for nurses
  • 4 (4) scholarships for social employees

Scholarship recipients:

Nurses and social employees

Scholarship value/duration:

  • USD 2,500 each for nurses
  • USD 1,500 each for social employees. This quantity will nevertheless differ.
    depending to the alternative of research study, either official course or experiential.
    finding out at a hospice.


  • A competent nurse or social employee with a degree or diploma residing and operating in Africa
  • Has actually gotten a put on a preferred palliative care course in an.
    organization in Africa acknowledged by APCA or a hospice acknowledged by the.
    nationwide palliative care association or Ministry of health for social.
    employees who use to carry out experiential knowing.
  • Currently accredited in nursing or social work, where suitable
  • Able to legibly finish the application
  • Able to acquire complete assistance from workplace to carry out the course
  • Able to serve the organization of work for a minimum of a year after conclusion of the training
  • Ready to supply assistance towards future fundraising for the.
    scholarship fund. This might remain in kind of thank you letter, sharing.
    experience through short articles, video review, or skype interview with.
    GPIC and APCA.

Application directions:

Qualified candidates can access scholarship application through our site on

The scholarship application due date is 19 th April 2019.

Ought to you need extra assistance or details contact the.
scholarships officer at APCA by telephone +256393 264978 or e-mail to: for nurses scholarships and for social work scholarships.

For More Details:

See the Authorities Web Page of the African Palliative Care Education Scholarship Fund 2019

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