Palliative care course at the Alert Hospital, Addis Ababa

Photo of attendees at a week’s palliative care course that Sue and Jamie Mumford ran at the Alert Hospital, Addis Ababa in March 2017. 20 doctors and nurses working in anaesthetics and emergency care received training in the ethos of palliative care, pain, and symptom control including prescribing morphine and communication skills. It is important that these health care practitioners know about palliative care to prevent patients receiving inappropriate, expensive, and invasive procedures when they are nearing the end of life. The course seemed to go down well with some great discussions. The evaluations were very enthusiastic and many requested further training for their departments and colleagues across Ethiopia.

“Sue, Jamie & Nicola. You are so special. Your learning styles, materials that you used all are interesting, so please continue this work to all over the country.”


The course was jointly funded by Aylsham Rotary Club and Hospice Ethiopia UK.

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