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Saturday, 5th December 2020
APCA membership

“We believe that pushing the agenda for palliative care for communicable and non-communicable conditions requires an army of well informed and well intentioned women and men. APCA is therefore interested in developing a membership base that will see the revolution in palliative care for cancer, HIV and other conditions in our time. Be part of it’ – Dr Emmanuel Luyirika

WHY JOIN APCA MEMBERSHIP? 

Joining APCA means becoming part of a unique, dynamic community of palliative care professionals and supporters across Africa and all over the globe. A people committed to one cause: promoting palliative care for everyone who needs it on the continent. Membership offers unparalleled opportunities to contribute to the development of life-changing palliative care, and to receive support in your work and career from a wide range of experts and professionals.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

There are three categories of membership, click the link below for details

  1. Individual Membership
  2. Organizational Membership
  3. Student Membership

Individual Membership

Who can join?

This comprises of individuals across and outside Africa who share the aspirations of APCA and desire to engage, promote, train or advocate for palliative care. Individual members are allowed to contribute to discussions and the decision making processes in the association. They have full voting rights’ for the selection of APCA board members.

Different cadres of health workers ranging from nurses, generalists and specialist doctors, pharmacists, chaplains and the religious, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and radiotherapy physicists, Community-based and Home-based care. Researchers who are at the forefront of multidisciplinary innovations in palliative care service delivery and education, academicians and educators, policy makers including ministers, members of parliament and government officials who oversee policy formulation and implementation in health and palliative care, social enterprises to study and understand how their areas of focus fit into the palliative care agenda, patients, carers, people interested in learning, creating awareness and advocating for palliative care, survivors of cancer, HIV and other serious illnesses and their families.

The general public interested in palliative care and health may aspire for key positions within the association.

Benefits

  • Access to a dynamic, growing community of palliative care experts and supporters, offering solidarity, practical help and excellent networking opportunities across and beyond Africa.
  • Become a member of the African Palliative Care movement
  • Voting rights for the selection of APCA’s Board of Governors, which takes place at the APCA conference every three years.
  • Eligibility to apply for bursaries to the APCA conference.
  • The APCA member’s newsletter.
  • APCA will give special rates to fully registered members for technical assistance
  • support for publication materials and tools
  • APCA will put into consideration joint grants for its fully registered members
  • E-certificate of membership
  • Joint research opportunities

Please fill in our online membership application form here. Your application form will be reviewed by APCA’s operational staff who will make recommendations to the Executive Director for approval of membership. Membership becomes fully effective upon ratification by the Board of Directors. Thank you for showing interest in becoming an APCA member. For more information about APCA membership, please send email to members@africanpalliativecare.org

NOTE: Become a gold member by subscribing for 3 years or more and also get a 10% discount

Organization Membership

Who can join?

This category includes National, Regional and International organizations, associations, individual hospice and palliative care organizations plus any other entity that support or engage in Palliative care work and are committed to the development of palliative care.

Members in this category have full voting rights for the selection of APCA board members. The category also allows members to contribute to discussions and engage in the decision making process within the association.

Benefits

  • Access to a dynamic, growing community of palliative   care experts and supporters, offering solidarity, practical help and excellent networking opportunities    across and beyond Africa.
  • Voting rights for the selection of APCA’s Board of Governors, which takes place at the APCA conference every three years.
  • Eligibility to apply for bursaries to the APCA conference.
  • Become a member of the African Palliative Care movement
  • The APCA member’s newsletter.
  • Access to relevant palliative care journal articles.
  • APCA will make recommendations of registered organizations to its partners in the North
  • APCA will give special rates to fully registered members for  technical assistance
  • support for publications materials and tools to fully registered members
  • APCA will put into consideration  joint grants for its fully registered member organizations
  • E-certificate of membership
  • Joint research opportunities
  • Linkages to African partners and health systems
  • Opportunity to showcase organization’s activities and events at an international level through APCA’s newsletter.
  • Use of the APCA logo to endorse certain APCA activities upon request.

NB: When an organisation joins APCA, all its staff automatically become members and are eligible to apply for bursaries; however there is only one board vote per organisation. If other staff would like to vote themselves, they must become individual members. If you join as an organisation, please ask individual staff to fill in the application form, and to notify us if they're leaving your organisation so we can keep our records updated.

Please fill in our online membership application form here. Your application form will be reviewed by APCA’s operational staff who will make recommendations to the Executive Director for approval of membership. Membership becomes fully effective upon ratification by the Board of Directors. Thank you for showing interest in becoming an APCA member. For more information about APCA membership, please send email to members@africanpalliativecare.org

NOTE : Become a gold member by subscribing for 3 years or more and also get a 10% discount

Student Membership

Who can Join?

Students studying palliative care related courses and other various fields that positively impact health

Benefits

  • E-certificate of membership
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • APCA will give special rates to fully registered members for  technical assistance
  • Linkages to internship, mentorship  and volunteer opportunities
  • Become a member of the African Palliative Care movement

Please fill in our online student membership application form here. Your application form will be reviewed by APCA’s operational staff who will make recommendations to the Executive Director for approval of membership. Membership becomes fully effective upon ratification by the Board of Directors. Thank you for showing interest in becoming an APCA member. For more information about APCA membership, please send email to members@africanpalliativecare.org