Hospice Ethiopia (HE) provides community palliative care and trains healthcare staff from across the country. These courses need to be standardised and recognised by the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) enabling the continued spread of palliative care in this country
It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020
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“I am very happy to get this chance and I am ready to help people, as I learnt and appreciate that you continue your teaching”
“Thank you for your support and giving a course to us and for changing our attitudes about giving a patient care”.
“I will share the concept of palliative care with my colleagues”
“Totally, I get the training. Excellent. Keep it up.”
There is no standardised palliative care training in Ethiopia, recognised training by the FMOH would give credibility and ensure high standards of culturally appropriate palliative care training. Barriers to care include the lack of a trained workforce; their education is key to improving palliative care. HE has worked with the FMOH to develop palliative care guidelines but the gap with current service provision is very evident and therefore education is vital.
Hospice Ethiopia UK (HEUK) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with HE and a UK charity, Palliative Care Works, to work together and will produce new Ethiopian palliative care training courses with accompanying course material. HE will work with the FMOH to gain approval for the new courses. A pilot course will be run and evaluated so that it can be adapted and improved accordingly.
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