MEASURE Evaluation at the African Palliative Care Association Conference, Namibia
MEASURE Evaluation presented public health evaluations to the 3rd Triannual African Palliative Care Association (APCA) Conference in Windhoek, Namibia, September 15-17.
The conference, attended by over 350 participants from all over Africa, Europe and USA, has the theme "Creativity in Practice." The three day event providede a venue for those working in and supporting palliative care to share best practices, experiences and research results. While palliative care applies to any and all terminal diseases, it is most relevant to MEASURE Evaluation when applied to HIV and AIDS.
MEASURE Evaluation contributed through an offering of the "Conducting High Impact Research" workshop, which was adapted to include pertinent examples for the palliative care audience. The workshop was attended by over 40 participants with good reviews and feedback.
Also, the public health evaluation of palliative care, carried out largely under MEASURE Evaluation Phase II by King's College London (KCL) and APCA, is being showcased in a number of oral and poster communications by KCL staff. These include:
"The experience and management if HIV-related pain in Kenya and Uganda: A multi-methods study," Richard Harding (KCL)
"Multidimensional palliative care related problems in the first three months with an HIV diagnosis: A longitudinal cohort study in Kenya and Uganda," Victoria Simms (KCL)
"What are the multidimensional problems of HIV outpatient clinic attendees? Results from a qualitative study in 2 East African Countries," Richard Harding (KCL)
"What multi-dimensinal care do HIV patients receive as standard? Patient reported data from a multi-center cohort in Kenya and Uganda," Victoria Simms (KCL)