Global Partners in Care (GPIC), in collaboration with the African Palliative Care Association (APCA), are raising funds and raising awareness this Giving Tuesday, November 27 to expand palliative care opportunities for health care providers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Palliative care is the best - and often only - option available for individuals and families in this area of the world who are facing serious illness and death.
The burden of diseases that need palliative care continues to increase and yet there are very few trained care providers. Your support is needed in order to expand service," said a recent scholarship recipient.
The partnership between the organizations typically funds three or four scholarships for nurses and social workers to be trained per year. Each scholarship provides formal training in palliative care and equips each healthcare worker with the much-needed skills to handle patients with life-limiting illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and cancer. Our goal is to raise ten thousand dollars which will allow the program to double the amount of scholarships that will be funded in the next year!