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Helping improve palliative care in countries across Africa

Through the Health Partnerships Scheme DFID is working closely with the University of Edinburgh to improve palliative care in countries across Africa.

Yesterday Justine Greening announced a £10 million DFID extension to the innovative Health Partnership Scheme to fund international partnerships between NHS hospitals, universities and health institutions from across the UK.

As one of the first four recipients of the fund in 2012 the Global Health Academy through THET has been working to strengthen palliative care services in 4 African Countries. The 1.54 million grant is building a series of models of best practice, with mentors from the UK providing support to local palliative care champions.

The palliative care programme embeds one of the fundamental principles of the Global Health Academy, that of the equality of all humanity. There is no hierarchy in the human race, we are all born equal, but we are born in, we live in and we die in very unequal circumstances - our mission is to change these inequalities

Dr Liz GrantDeputy Director, Global Health Academy

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