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Welcome to the APCA UK website.

We aim to relieve the suffering of people with life-threatening conditions in Africa. Can you help us?

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. More information about palliative care and palliative care in Africa can be found here. 


We don't want anyone to suffer in this way


It's hard to imagine going through cancer or an AIDS-related illness such as TB without any medication or support for your family. Palliative care can ensure that no one suffers in this way.


Help APCA UK change lives


You can help through raising funds, donating or by giving your time as a trustee. If you'd like to support our work click here to donate or email us with your suggestions.


News from APCA


APCA is a pan-African organisation ensuring that palliative care is widely understood, integrated into health systems at all levels and underpinned by evidence in order to reduce pain and suffering across Africa. 

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Membership of APCA

Whilst APCA UK itself does not have membership, you can become a member of the African Palliative Care Association (APCA). There are three categories of membership: Individual, Organisational and Student. Information about APCA membership can be found here and if you would like to become a member you are able to pay through the APCA UK Paypal account here.


“We believe that pushing the agenda for palliative care for communicable and non-communicable conditions requires an army of well informed and well intentioned women and men. APCA is therefore interested in developing a membership base that will see the revolution in palliative care for cancer, HIV and other conditions in our time. Be part of it’ – Dr Emmanuel Luyirika (Director APCA)