Uganda in the American News for Improving Access to Pain Medicine for Seriously Ill Ugandans 

January 3, 2016:  Everyday I receive Google Alerts for news in Uganda so that I can keep up with the “happenings” there and this morning I was pleasantly surprised with a story reported by NPR (America’s National Public Radio) that I want to share with you. It was on the improvement of pain management and palliative care in Uganda by Dr. Anne Merriman’s Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU) and their morphine production facility.  http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/10/16/449243933/how-uganda-came-to-earn-high-marks-for-quality-of-death

If you want to learn more about how the morphine is produced or how these services are rendered, please check out my old blog posts from March 2014 on HAU and Dr. Moira Leng’s Palliative Care program at Mulago National Referral Hospital. (Long time readers of mine may recall these.)

(https://pharmacyclassintoafrica.com/2014/03/06/hospice-and-palliative-care-in-uganda/, https://pharmacyclassintoafrica.com/2014/03/07/a-day-in-the-field-with-hospice-africa-uganda/, https://pharmacyclassintoafrica.com/2014/03/09/hospice-africa-uganda-supplies-morphine-for-the-entire-country/)

About kbohan

Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Binghamton, NY USA
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