Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Hospice and Palliative Care in AfricaA Review of Developments and Challenges$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael Wright and David Clark

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199206803

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 22 October 2019

Republic of the Congo (Congo-brazzaville)

Republic of the Congo (Congo-brazzaville)

Chapter:
(p.271) Chapter 11 Republic of the Congo (Congo-brazzaville)
Source:
Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa
Author(s):

Michael Wright (Contributor Webpage)

David Clark

Jennifer Hunt

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0011

Republic of the Congo (population 2.99 million people) is a country in Western Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean that covers an area of 342, 000 km2. There appears to be just one hospice-palliative care organization operating in Congo-Brazzaville: L'Association Congolese Accompagner (ACA). It was founded in 1996 by Soeur Eliane Julienne Boukaka, of the Congregation Occiliatrise. It also cares for incurably ill persons, particularly those with AIDS and cancer, and offers support in the hospital and in the home. About fifty persons are in the care of ACA on a given day. ACA has a compliment of about ten doctors and nurses and is supported by 100 volunteers. The chapter then offers the history and development of hospice-palliative care in Congo-Brazzaville. It specifically addresses the political economy of this country.

Keywords:   Republic of the Congo, Brazzaville, political economy, hospice, hospice-palliative care, AIDS

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .