2023 African Palliative Care Nursing Scholarships for Nurses and Social Workers in Africa

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African Palliative Care Association (APCA) and Global Partners in Care (GPIC) in the United States offer a limited number of competitive scholarships to health care workers, particularly nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, music therapists, and clinical officers, every year. These scholarships will be awarded in 2023. APCA and GPIC perceive the significant job medical care and social specialists play in giving comprehensive palliative consideration administrations.

The Palliative Care Education Scholarship Fund aims to provide health care and social workers who are involved in the provision of palliative care or who are determined to lead the development of such services in their settings with the opportunity to receive specialized training.

Application Deadline: 22nd March 2023

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): Any African country

Type: Training

Value of Award: Scholarship amount and duration may vary according to the course of study but shall not exceed $2,000 USD

Number of Awards:

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Five (5) scholarships for nurses
Four (4) scholarships for social workers
Duration of Programme: This amount will vary depending to the option of study, either formal course or experiential learning at a hospice.


Qualified nurse or social worker with a degree or diploma residing and working in Africa. Other specialties (doctor, clinical officer, etc.) are not eligible for this scholarship.
Has obtained a place on a diploma palliative care course in an institution in Africa recognised by APCA. You must already have secured acceptance to a program of study to be considered for a scholarship.
Currently licensed in nursing or social work, where applicable
Able to obtain full support from your place of work to undertake the course
Able to serve your institution of work for at least one year after completion of the training
Able to legibly complete the application
Willing to provide thank you letter, video testimonial, or Zoom interview with GPIC and APCA in support of future fundraising for the scholarship fund. Please note that preference may be given to applicants who are in their final year of study.

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How to Apply: Eligible applicants should download and complete the relevant scholarship application form available online and submit to the relevant email: [email protected] Filled in hard copy applications forms can also be sent through courier addressed to or dropped at the African Palliative Care Association, P.O. Box 72518, Plot 95, Dr Gibbons Road, Kampala, Uganda.


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