Welcome to the 4th Annual Uganda Conference on Palliative Care. This conference is a partnership between Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI)…
Dr. Emmanuel Luyirika
Executive Director, African Palliative Care Association
Dr Emmanuel Luyirika is Executive Director of the African Palliative Care Association a pan-African palliative care organization with programmes in several African countries. He is a board member of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance.
He has been President of the Board of CoRSU Hospital for the last 8 years. Previously, he was clinical and country director of Mildmay International in Uganda from 2002 to 2011. He also worked for the Department of Health in South Africa and lectured in Family Medicine at the Medical University of Southern Africa. He has served on several technical committees at the Ministry of Health Uganda, Uganda AIDS Commission, WHO, UNICEF, and UNAIDS and as Vice Chairperson of the Council of the Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa. He has also been part of the International Atomic Energy Agency/WHO ImPACT missions in Africa.
He has also served on a committee of the American Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine reviewing PEPFAR funded programme in Rwanda.
He studied medicine at Makerere University in Uganda, Medical University of Southern Africa, and the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.
He is a co-investigator on ongoing studies in palliative care and has been an investigator and published on several HIV, cancer and palliative care research projects and served on Data Safety Monitoring Boards and technical steering committees of research studies in Africa. He has been a co-author of several chapters in cancer and palliative care books.