Improving provision of quality palliative care in French speaking African countries through e-learning

To raise the standards of palliative care, through an e-learning course for healthcare professionals in Africa

Project start date : 01/01/2018

Last updated : 24/11/2023

Beneficiary country : Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cabo Verde Cameroon Central African Republic (the) Chad Congo (the Democratic Republic of the) Congo (the) Ivory Coast Djibouti Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon Gambia (the) Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Kenya Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Morocco Mozambique Namibia Niger (the) Nigeria Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sudan (the) Tanzania, United Republic of Togo Tunisia Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Cancer

Fields of application

  • Health professional training
  • Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

  • Public (grant/subsidies, call for proposals/call for tender, etc.)

Area where the project is utilised

  • International (in several countries)

Economic model(s)

  • Donations

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)

Project objectives

  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Internet

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, auto-evaluated or evaluated by a related organization

About the sponsor

The ecancer Global Foundation

The ecancer Global Foundation is a charity with the mission to improve care for cancer patients across the world through education. The Foundation runs, a free online platform for oncology professionals incorporating an open-access journal, news, video and e-learning, visited by an average of 60,000 users per month.

Sector : Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

Country of origin : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

Contact : Sponsor website Project website


  • African Palliative Care Association

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

  • University of Cape Town

    Academic entities (Universities, research laboratories, etc)

  • Cardiff University

    Academic entities (Universities, research laboratories, etc)


    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)