Category: Partnership Stories

HIV/AIDS and COVID-19
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HIV/AIDS and COVID-19

When our organization began in 1999, it was in response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic sweeping through Sub-Saharan Africa. GPIC partner, Matthew 25 House, began in Ghana in 1998 with a similar mission. HIV is one of the deadliest global public health threats in recent history, having claimed nearly  33 million lives to date. This viral infection...

Pamoja Twaweza – Together We Can!
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Pamoja Twaweza – Together We Can!

Palliative care is unique in its ability to offer a holistic approach to patient care. The capacity to address the patient’s physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs and adapt to various circumstances makes palliative care special. Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, palliative care providers continue to deliver the best possible care within their...

A Constant in These Uncommon Times
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A Constant in These Uncommon Times

Palliative care isn’t reliant on high-tech interventions. Rather, it’s provided by compassionate health care workers who are trained to provide holistic care to those with life-limiting conditions. As part of our mission, we want to show the human face of global palliative care. By sharing our partners’ experiences we can shed light on the amazing...

An Important but Overlooked Source of Income for NGOs
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An Important but Overlooked Source of Income for NGOs

NGOs often rely heavily on charitable donations to survive. Many have made great strides is operational sustainability by integrating small business or income generating projects into their organization. But what happens to palliative care organizations that raise funds to support their work by operating small businesses that have been forced to shut down during this...

Helderberg Hospice – Together Everyone Achieves More!
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Helderberg Hospice – Together Everyone Achieves More!

The home care team at Helderberg Hospice, located in Somerset West, South Africa, went to great lengths to ensure their patients would continue to receive quality care during the nationwide lockdown. They shared with us a reflection on how COVID-19 has affected their interaction with patients and families. “Friday, the 26th of March 2020 heralded the...