National Association


2. Encouraging the government of Malawi to support affordable and appropriate palliative care which is to be incorporated into the whole spectrum of health care services.

3. Promoting the availability of palliative care drugs for all in need.

4. Encouraging the establishment of palliative care services in all districts in Malawi.

5. Promoting palliative care training programmes suitable for Malawi.

6. Developing and promoting quality standards in palliative care training and service provision, for different levels of health professionals and care providers, in line with the African Palliative Care Association.


Values and Guiding Principles

To always strive for excellence

Achieving organizational objectives through partnerships

To be result oriented

To always promote equity

Driven by compassion


Palliative Care Association of Malawi Strategic drivers



  • To Increase awareness of the need for palliative care and to address the lack of understanding of palliative care at all levels.
  • Lack of commitment to provide palliative care by other stakeholders
  • Addressing economic conditions
  • Organisational growth and success.



Priority Areas for Strategic Goals


  • Palliative Care Development
  • Resource Development/Sustainability
  • Advocacy, Marketing
  • Organisational Capacity
  • Networking and Partnerships



Strategic Goals for 2011 – 2015


  • To develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to promote PC delivery in Malawi.
  • To develop and implement a strategy to capacitate PACAM to mobilise resources for sustainability.
  • To enhance and expand advocacy and marketing for PC services.
  • To develop and implement a strategy to improve and enhance the organisational capacity of PACAM.
  • To strengthen public and private networking and partnerships.