Palliative Care and
Universal Health Coverage

6th International African Palliative Care Conference
Hosted by African Palliative Care Association and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Rwanda   17-20 September, 2019     Kigali Convention Centre | Rwanda Thank you for participating in the International African Palliative Care Conference

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Oladayo Afilabi

Oladayo joined the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy and Research in October 2018. He is a Registered Nurse (RN) in both Nigeria and the UK. He underwent his Bachelor of Nursing Science at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in Nigeria, graduating in 2008.

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Dr Paul Zebadia Mmbando is a Health Programs Director and the Head of Palliative Care Program at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT)

the largest Palliative care program in Tanzania – with about 25 Active Hospital based Palliative Care Programs mostly in the rural setting of Tanzania.

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Eunice Garanganga

A Technical Adviser and Health & Palliative Care Specialist with over 30 years of experience in palliative care. Currently

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Dr. Hakiba Solange

Dr. Hakiba Solange is the Deputy Director General in charge of Social Security Benefits in the Rwanda Social Security Board. As such, she strategically manages 5 schemes among which the Old-age pension scheme and two health insurance schemes respectively designed for the formal sector (enrolling both public and private sectors) and the informal sector (community-based health insurance). She also serves as the current Chairperson for the national Rwanda Health Insurance Association and Advisory Board Member of the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI), a global network of health, policy and economic expertise working to achieve UHC and SDG3. Prior to this, Dr Hakiba served as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Chief Budget Manager for the national health sector. Her experience spans from policy and strategy development in government and international organizations leadership positions, in addition to working for/with Civil Society organizations operating in health and women/ girls empowerment.

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H.E Archibishop Vincenzo Paglia

An Italian Archibishop,  served as parish priest in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome from 1982 to 2000; he was the Community of Sant’Egidio and was the postulator of the cause of beatification of the Archbishop of San Salvador, Saint Oscar Romero.

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Ann Berger,MSN, MD

Dr. Berger earned her undergraduate degree, a B.S. in nursing, from New York University, followed by an M.S.N. in oncology nursing from University of Pennsylvania. After working as an oncology clinical nurse specialist for several years, she completed her medical training at Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. Dr. Berger next did an internship and residency at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut and a fellowship in medical oncology and pain/palliative care at Yale University in Connecticut.

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Dr Marie-Charlotte Bouësseau, Director & Adviser, Integrated Health Services, Division of UHC and Life Course, World Health Organization, Geneva

Marie-Charlotte Bouësseau, after receiving her Doctor of Medicine degree from Paris University, practiced cardiology in France for several years before undertaking postgraduate studies in epidemiology, social sciences and philosophy in France and Chile. Since 1995,

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Dr Emmanuel Luyirika, Executive Director, African Palliative Care Association

Dr Emmanuel Luyirika has been the Executive Director of the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) since August 2012. In this role he has contributed to APCA’s work in several countries, especially in relation to palliative care policy development,

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Ms Rose Kiwanuka, Country Director, Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU)

Rose Kiwanuka is the Country Director of PCAU, a position she has held since 2006. She was the first Ugandan palliative care nurse and worked in senior clinical and education roles at Hospice Africa Uganda for 15 years before moving to PCAU. In her education role at Hospice Africa Uganda, she supported the development of the Education department which evolved into the Institute of Hospice and Palliative care in Africa (IHPCA).

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Prof. Fredrick Chite Asirwa MD, Head of Oncology Project, AMPATH

Prof. Chite is a Consultant Physician, a Medical Oncologist & Hematologist. He is the Director for International Cancer Institute & Blue-Print for Program Success in Eldoret, Kenya. The Institute has activities and programs with various partners in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is the Director of Blue-Print for Success Program which brings various implementing partners together to work on a Cancer project in Eldoret and Meru Counties in Kenya.

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Dr Githinji Gitahi, MBS Global Chief Executive Officer Amref Health Africa

A passionate advocate for a pro-poor Universal Health Coverage, Githinji Gitahi joined Amref Health Africa as the Group Chief Executive Officer in June 2015. Amref Health Africa, founded in 1957, is the largest Africanled international organization on the continent and reaches more than 11 million people each year through 150 healthfocused projects across 35 countries.

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Prof Liz Gwyther

Prof Liz Gwyther has postgraduate qualifications in Family Practice and Palliative Medicine. She is Associate Professor of Palliative Medicine in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town. She is the convener for the postgraduate programmes in Palliative Medicine and is responsible for research supervision and support for publications of the postgraduate students. Liz was previously CEO of Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa; and is a director of the following organisations - African Palliative Care Association, ehospice and Pain Society of South Africa. She is the immediate past-chair of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance. In 2007, she was awarded the SA Medical Association’s Gender Award for Human Rights in Health and the SA Institute of Health Managers Leadership in Health Systems award.

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Dr. Zipporah Ali, MD, MPH, MPC, HonDUniv

Dr Zipporah Ali is the Executive Director or of Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA). She serves on the board of several organizations including; International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN), Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) and ehospice, Kenya Network of Cancer Organizations (KENCO), Cancer Alliance Kenya and Alzheimer/Dementia Kenya.

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Jean-Marie Dangou

Jean-Marie Dangou has an international reputation for his work in Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and cancer in particular. He became the Regional Advisor for Cancer Prevention and Control at the WHO Regional Office for Africa in July 2007, and later on the Team Lead for the NCDs Integrated Management programme and, Coordinator of the NCDs Primary Prevention Programme Area. Jean-Marie worked as WHO Representative in Zambia, in Guinea and in The Gambia.

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DR. ERIC L. KRAKAUER

DR. ERIC L. KRAKAUER Director, Global Palliative Care Program / Physician, Division of Palliative Care & Geriatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assoc Professor of Medicine and of Global Health & Social Medicine, Havard Medical School/Consultant, WHO

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JIM CLEARY

JIM CLEARY, MD, FACHPM. Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN. Walther Senior Chair and Director of Supportive Oncology, IU Simon Cancer Center.

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