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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 131--136

Palliative care in Enugu, Nigeria: Challenges to a new practice


Department of Anaesthesia/Pain and Palliative Care Unit, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Tonia C Onyeka
Department of Anaesthesia/Pain and Palliative Care Unit, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, Enugu State
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1075.84534

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Everyone, young and old, male and female, rich and poor, should have access to excellent care during the course of a serious illness and at the end of life. Therefore, a denial of such care becomes an infringement of the individual's human rights. Because of the efforts of pioneers in this field of Medicine in Africa and beyond, both living and immortalized, we can now say that palliative care in the African context is affordable and achievable. In this article, some of the challenges faced in setting up and running a new palliative care practice in an emerging and developing economy are examined.






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