Call for entries: APCA Palliative Care Public Health Policy and Advocacy Awards for Africa

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The awards deadline has now passed. Winners will be announced shortly.

The African Palliative Care Association (APCA), with funding from the Open Society Foundations (OSF) is pleased to announce the 2013 APCA Palliative Care Public Health Policy and Advocacy Awards for Africa.

The awards seek to recognize the cumulative contributions of an African Ministry of Health, an individual and an institution whose public policy advocacy efforts at the national, regional, or international level have improved patient access to palliative care in Africa.

Deadline: July 31st 2013 at 17:00 GMT


  • The winning Public Health Policy Award for an African Ministry of Health will be awarded a plaque and an all-expenses-paid trip for one representative to the APCA-HPCA conference in Johannesburg, South Africa from 17-20 September, 2013.
  • Advocacy Award (institutional) nominee - $750 with an all-expenses-paid trip for the executive director or founder to the 2013 APCA-HPCA conference.
  • Advocacy Award (individual) nominee - $500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2013 APCA-HPCA conference.

A jury of palliative care and advocacy experts will select candidates who have exemplified excellence in advocacy and public health policy in Africa.

Francophone, Lusophone and North African applicants are encouraged to apply.

Click here for an overview of selection criteria.