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Dear Members and Friends.

The year 2018 has gone and we welcome 2019 with hope. The Centre for Palliative Care, Nigeria (CPCN) development in the last twelve years has been relatively progressive despite the challenges.

In the past few years we continued with our collaborative ventures with the University College Hospital (UCH), Hospice and Palliative Care Unit, the first of its kind in Nigeria. This Unit became a full hospital department in — 2017. CPCN made itself more visible at both the local, national and international levels in the area of clinical service, especially in the provision of Home Based Care and Care of children with life limiting illnesses. With CPCN assistance, the UCH unit has become a viable Centre for clinical attachment and internship for both undergraduate and post graduate students from Nigeria and other countries. Members of CPCN continued to be key resource persons and committee members of the national ‘Pain free Hospital Initiative’ (PFHI), a project of the American Cancer Society in which UCH is one of the first four participating Federal Government Hospitals.

We believe in Universal Health Coverage (UHC), a target of the Global Goal for Health. Hospice and PC services, with an important aim to relieve suffering and to improve quality of life for adults and children affected by life threatening and life limiting illnesses.

Our partnership with some organizations were strengthened through visitation such as my visit to Hospice Orlando, Florida in September 2015,  We look forward to more years of fruitful collaborations and networking. The organization is forging ahead with its local partnerships in moving palliative care to the community level and country at large.

We rely heavily on support from all our members, wonderful friends and look forward to the continuity of such in 2019.


The Palliative care team co-manages patients with the primary consultants/doctors. Patients could be made to be admitted in hospitals within Ibadan. 


The Organization designs and implements focused courses, seminars and capacity building workshops on pain management and palliative care


We sensitize the public, policy makers, and other stakeholders on the need for palliative care services


We conduct research on pain and palliative care related issues.


We conduct series of programme to help the immediate community where we are located. You can contact us to learn about previous services.

We welcome donations in cash and kind to support our work at the palliative care centre.

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Prof. Olaitan Soyannwo (MBBS, DA, FWACS, FICS, FWACS, FAS)


Prof. Olaitan Soyannwo (MBBS, DA, FWACS, FICS, FWACS, FAS), is a Professor of Anesthesia and Consultant. She has served as the Head, Department of Anesthesia and Dean of Clinical sciences, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan. Also pioneer head of Palliative Care Department, University College Hospital Ibadan.

Prof Adeniyi Adenipekun (MBBS, FMCR, FWACS, LeR.RT(CAEA), FUICC, MNIM.)


Prof. Adeniyi Adenipekun is a Consultant Radiation Oncologist with the University College Hospital and is the immediate past Chairman Medical Advisory Committee of the hospital. He is also an Asssociate Professor of Radiotherapy with the College of Medicine University of Ibadan. He is the Vice-Chairman of Center for Palliative Care . Nigeria.

Adenike Onibokun (RN, RM, B.Sc, Med, PhD)


Adenike Onibokun is a senior lecturer at the department of Nursing, College of Medicine of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She a Nurse-educator and Psycho- oncologist. She had a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in 1992, and a doctor of Philosophy degree in Health Psychology ( with a bias for Psycho-oncology) in 1998.

Adegboye Oluwatoyin Mopelola (RN, RM, PGD , MSC ,DIPLOMA)


Adegboye Oluwatoyin Mopelola trained at the School of Nursing University College Hospital and Oyo state Midwifery School respectively. She started her Nursing career in September 1990 at the University College Hospital, Ibadan and she is currently a chief nursing officer in the hospital. She had Post Graduate Diploma and MSc in Social work between 2009 and 2012 at Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso respectively.

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