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19th September 2019

Two of our Ugandan colleagues are in the UK this month and are taking part in a one-off seminar at Edinburgh University. The seminar will look at multimorbidity and health in humanitarian settings, hearing about first-hand experiences delivering palliative care services in refugee settings. 

Ms Vicky Opia is a nurse specialist in palliative care at Adjumani District Hospital and the focal person for palliative care in the Uganda Ministry of Health in Adjumani District. Dr Peace Bagasha is a Consultant in renal medicine and palliative care at Mulago Hospital in Kampala. Peace is also completing a PhD as part of the THRIVE programme with Cambridge and Makere Universities. 

Vicky and Peace will also be joined by Dr Mhoira Leng, Cairdeas Medical Director; Prof Julia Downing, Chief Executive of the International Children’s Palliative Care network; and Prof Liz Grant, Director of the Global Health Academy and Assistant Principal for Global Health at the Univeristy of Edinburgh.

Join us to widen this community of practice, engage in discussion, meet key colleagues from Uganda and explore transformational development.

The seminar will take place at the Sydney Lecture Theatre in Edinburgh University, 1 - 3pm on the 3rd October. 

Have any questions? Get in touch with us at or email Liz Grant at

Open Seminar at Edinburgh University