Patrick I Akhiwu, MD, MFMed, MPH

Patrick I Akhiwu

Director, Delta Medical Centre Maun, Botswana

Skype: pakhiwu

Dr. Patrick Akhiwu is a director at Delta Medical Center and Pakmed Group of clinics in Botswana. These facilities provide comprehensive health services through outlets in different parts of Northern Botswana. Palliative medicine is still developing in Botswana. Increasing palliative care awareness and education all over Botswana is one of his current goals. Dr. Akhiwu is involved in lecturing and conducting workshops and conferences in Botswana to expand Palliative Care knowledge, especially among health organizations and personnel.

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Other Appointments:

  • Director, Pakmed Group of Clinics, Botswana

Education / Honors:

  • Leader, International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative, San Diego, CA, USA, 2010-2011
  • Master Degree in Public Health (MPH), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.
  • Master Degree in Family Medicine (MFMed), University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in HIV Management, University of Stellenbosch.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine, University of Pretoria.
  • MB; ChB, University of Jos.

Key Presentations:

  • Principles of Palliative Care, Francistown, 2011
  • Communication in Palliative Care, Francistown, 2011
  • Managing Pain in Cancer patients, Francistown, 2011
  • Palliative Care Professionals Self Care, Francistown, 2011
  • Control of Common Symptoms in the Terminally ill, Gaborone, 2011
  • Managing Palliative Care Emergencies, Gaborone, 2011
  • Burnout in Palliative Care workers, Gaborone, 2011
  • Basic Principles of Palliative Care, Gaborone, 2011


  • Delta Medical Centre, Maun, Botswana:

About the International Palliative Care Leadership Initiative (LDI) at the Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice (100 KB)

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