African Palliative Care Association
Using Opioids to Manage Pain:
A PocketGuide for Health Professionals in Africa
Henry Ddungu MD
Palliative Care Technical Advisor,African Palliative Care Association
Executive Director,African Palliative Care Association
CEO, Hospice Palliative Care Associationof South Africa, Senior Lecturer andHead, Palliative Care Unit in the Schoolof Public Health and Family Medicineat the University of Cape Town
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