All of APCA’s work is in palliative and comprehensive chronic care in Africa and is guided by its 10-year strategic framework 2020-2030 which is in alignment with the UHC 2030. Our work is partnership-based, with development partners, trusts and foundations, the private sector corporate social responsibility departments, donors, national, regional, and global organisations, academia, and governments.
The main objectives in this framework focus on palliative and comprehensive chronic care:
Palliative and Comprehensive Chronic Care Awareness
This includes development and dissemination of palliative and comprehensive chronic care information packages for the patients, their families, health workers, academia, and policy makers. In addition, this involves hosting a triennial African Ministers of Health Session on Palliative Care and the International African Palliative Care Conference. Awareness activities also include ongoing engagement of the public through our website, social media platforms, electronic newsletter, and our online blog called ehospice.
Strengthening health systems across Africa by integration of palliative and comprehensive chronic care
Under this we focus on improving access to essential but internationally controlled palliative care medicines, national palliative care policies, human resources development and education, and palliative and comprehensive chronic care service delivery. We run national capacity projects for controlled medicines including technical assistance to countries on oral liquid morphine reconstitution, supporting clinical guidelines development, study tours, scholarships for multidisciplinary health worker teams and small grants for hospices and hospitals involved in palliative and comprehensive chronic care.
Palliative and comprehensive chronic care research evidence
In partnership with academic institutions in Africa, Europe, and North America, APCA carries out relevant research projects that contribute evidence to better delivery models and approaches for patients in need of palliative and comprehensive chronic care in Africa. By doing so, we also contribute to the wider body of knowledge globally.
Palliative and comprehensive chronic care Sustainability
APCA has a vibrant governance system steered by a highly skilled team of trustees from several countries in Africa, Europe, and North America. The systems are set up to ensure credibility and effectiveness that attracts the right strategic partners and resources, and efficient and effective implementation of projects and grants, creating sustainability for the organization, its members, and the palliative care discipline across the continent.