Leveraging Technology to Improve Palliative Care Services and Research in Uganda

In 2015, PCAU piloted an mHealth surveillance system for collecting basic palliative care data in partnership with Center for Hospice Care/Hospice Foundation (CHC/HF) and the University of Notre Dame (ND).

To better support and strengthen palliative care services, relevant data is needed to understand the current state of palliative care, identify gaps, and provide evidence for decision making to enhance the availability and use of palliative care services in Uganda. Project objectives are to:

  • Develop a surveillance system to collect accurate and timely aggregate data on palliative care throughout the country
  • Provide training and capacity building for palliative care providers to collect and use this data
  • Sustainably scale up the project country-wide

PCAU is responsible for overall project management, supervision and training, and strategic planning. CHC/HF supports strategic planning, provides technical support, grant management and student support. The University of Notre Dame and Uganda Martyrs University support strategic planning and lead related research and evaluation.