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Hospice and Palliative Care in AfricaA Review of Developments and Challenges$
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Michael Wright and David Clark

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199206803

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.001.0001

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(p.471) Chapter 30 Rwanda
Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa

Michael Wright (Contributor Webpage)

David Clark

Jennifer Hunt

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Rwanda (population 7.95 million people) is a country in Central Africa that covers an area of 26, 338 km2. In resource-poor areas, the blending of supportive care with hospice-palliative care is frequently linked to the development of previously established services, particularly home-based care. CARE International has built up a significant rehabilitation and development programme in Rwanda. Projects now include STD/AIDS prevention amongst other non-health-oriented projects. The history and development of hospice-palliative care in Rwanda is explained. The chapter includes life/oral histories, the public health context, health care system, and political economy.

Keywords:   Rwanda, supportive care, hospice, palliative care, CARE International, AIDS prevention, public health, health care system, political economy

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