Relieving pain in Africa

Creator: African Palliative Care Association (APCA)

Contact: Dr Emmanuel Luyirika, emmanuel.luyirika@africanpalliativecare.org

Description: This video describes the impact morphine has on a patient's life, on their family, and community. It's told from the personal account of a senior nurse dispenser who prepares the solution. The video includes an interview with one of the pioneering advocates for access to oral morphine in Africa and concludes with a photo collage showing a patient's relief after a doctor administers oral morphine to relieve her acute back pain.

Country: Uganda, Region: Africa (countries unspecified)
Population: People with Chronic Pain
Issue: Access to Medicines, Palliative Care
Length: > 5 Minutes
Language (Spoken): English
Language (Subtitles): None