HOSPICE NEWS

Transforming patients’ lives: Fundraising drive for new centre of excellence in Mbarara

Hospice Africa Uganda is from 26th October, 2016, launching a fundraising drive leading to the official ground-breaking for an exciting new centre of excellence called the BEEHIVE HOSPICE to help improve the care, expand quality of services and reach more patients in need of palliative care mainly those suffering from terminal illnesses like Cancer and HIV/Aids.

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“Fishwives” - An Exciting New Cookbook In Aid Of Hospice Africa Uganda

We are delighted to announce the launch in Ireland this week of Fishwives, a unique new fish cookbook with all proceeds going to Hospice Africa Uganda.  

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An encounter with cervical cancer patient, a tale of pain and hope

By Miriam Donohoe

 Jovia was lying on a mattress on the ground of her one room house in a slum area of Kampala. Weak and emaciated she was clearly in her last weeks of life. She had cervical cancer and full blown HIV/AIDS, but despite her illness she smiled as she held my hand. I found it hard to hold back the tears.

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Extending borders: Supporting integration of palliative care services in Rubya hospital Tanzania

Bernadette Basemera By Bernadette Basemera

The drive to advocate and support the integration of palliative care services in Rubya hospital, Muleba district, Kagera region, Tanzania was initiated by the Dutch doctors known as Friends of Rubya hospital. Their aim was to ensure Rubya hospital team is able to provide relief of pain and suffering of patients and their families later cascade such services to the community through a home based care programme.

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A Volunteer’s day on patients’ home visit: The pain and suffering of patients is real, palliative care is inevitable

By Louise RooneyLouise Rooney

My name is Louise; I am a palliative nurse from Ireland. I was given the opportunity to work alongside the team in HAU for a few months. I was uncertain as to what to expect during my time in Kampala but within the first few hours it was obvious I was going to be privileged to learn from a professional and extremely welcoming team.

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