The African Palliative Care Nursing Scholarship Fund
The need for nurses trained in palliative care in Africa is enormous, particularly in rural areas where nurses are typically the only healthcare professionals available. To help meet this need, FHSSA and the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) created the African Palliative Care Nursing Scholarship Fund.
The fund was established in 2011 by a generous anonymous donation in honor of Kath Defilippi, the founding board chair of the African Palliative Care Association. The donation was in recognition of her leadership and achievements as a hospice and palliative care nurse in Africa.
Further information about the scholarships and how to apply can be found on APCA’s website. Please note that the application form is a Word document that is linked at the end of APCA’s page. Completed application forms and enquiries should be emailed to: David Kagoro Byaruhanga at firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th April 2012 and receipt will be acknowledged.
With the current level of funding, it is expected that a total of 11 nurses will benefit. With additional financial support from new donors, the Fund can have an even greater impact. Individuals interested in learning more about supporting this program should contact FHSSA at email@example.com or 703-647-5176.