Travel Grants IAHPC

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) and the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s IAHPC Traveling Scholarships, to support their travel to the 15th World Congress of the Eurpean Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) in Madrid, Spain, 18 – 20 May 2017.

As per the criteria for applications, all grantees are active member of IAHPC, working actively in palliative care and are registered web users of the EAPC database. Preference was given to individuals who work in countries that are classified as lower, lower-middle or upper-middle income categories.

In total, 50 applications were received from a wide range of countries, background and professions, including physicians, nurses, psychologists and other disciplines. The committee was pleased with the high quality of applications and would like to thank all those who applied, for their interest in both the IAHPC and EAPC World Congress.

The final list of the 27 grantees selected by IAHPC and EAPC are:

Maria de los Angeles Minatel MD
Vicente Lopez, Argentina


Phanice Jepkemoi Tom
Eldoret, Kenya

      Sunita Panta MD
Kathmandu, Nepal

Yeva Asribabayan PhD
Yerevan, Armenia

  Rita Kabasinskiene MD
Kauno, Lithuania
  Marija Inesa Poniskaitene MD/PhD
Kaunas, Lithuania

Edita Birskyte MD
Kaunas, Lithuania

  Alick Austine Kayange MD
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  Jorge Alberto Ramos Guerrero MD
San Martin Hidalgo, Mexico

Lee Chee Chan MD
Kuantan, Malaysia

  Kellen Kimani PhD
Nairobi, Kenya
  Nora Helena Saldarriago Cartagena
Medellin, Colombia

Pati Dzotsenidze MD
Tbilisi, Georgia

  Joshua Ngwang Menang RN
Mutengene, Cameroon
  Gabriela Sarmiento Brecher MD
Bogota, Colombia

Nahla Gafer MD
Khartoum, Sudan

  Narine Movsisyan MD
Yerevan, Armenia
  Sandra Patricia Silva
Bogota, Colombia

Marcela Gonzalez Otaiza MD
Santiago, Chile

  Davie Mpate
Zomba, Malawi
  Abdullateef Gbenga Sule MD
Zaria, Nigeria

Coumba Gueya MD
Dakar, Senegal

  Leidy Viviana Nandar Araujo MD
Mainnzales, Colombia
  Luz Adriana Templos Esteban
Mexico City, Mexico

Maya Jane Bates
Blantyre, Malawi

  Theodora Ndunguru
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  Jack Turyahikayo
Kampala, Uganda

Two additional Traveling Scholarships were given to IAHPC members through the Membership Recognition Award Program.

Loyalty Recognition Award Winner:
Kathleen Introna RN
Nongkhai, Thailand   

Membership Recognition Award:
Faraja Kiwanga MD
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania  

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