The provision of palliative care in a low-resource setting calls for dedication and innovation, even in the best of times. In rural settings, simply getting to patients – or patients to clinics or hospitals – is a major challenge.
Most of our US partners are aware that supporting their sister hospice in the delivery of palliative care services often goes beyond supporting the actual services.
Global Partners in Care has partnered with the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) since 2011 to award 63 scholarships to nurses and social workers wishing to practice palliative care.
The Rocking Horse Project (RHP) received a referral last year for patient Sarah* (not the patient’s real name) diagnosed with osteosarcoma. The doctors explained that the patient would be undergoing chemotherapy and the amputation of her left leg.
Muhamed is 18 years old and recently finished his Advance-level studies (high school) with exceptionally good scores that rank him as one of the top students in Uganda. What is even more incredible is that this young man is undergoing treatment for cancer.
Approximately one year ago, as the United States entered lockdowns across the country, Africa had relatively low COVID-19 case numbers and lower mortality rates.
With financial support from Hospice of Northwest Ohio, St. Luke's Hospital was able to renovate a "block" of the hospital and open a true palliative care unit.
Global Partners in Care and the African Palliative Care Association are hosting an interactive webinar on Tuesday, May 4
Our international partnerships here at GPIC form the backbone of what we do. Initially, the first thing many think about is sending money overseas, but in reality, the partnerships are about so much more than that.