Category: Partnership Stories

Palliative Care Association of Uganda
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Palliative Care Association of Uganda

Strong national leadership from the Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) has helped raise awareness of the importance of palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a mention of the continued need for palliative care during a recent presidential address. This week, the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, asked district health officers to handle issues...

Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja – Uganda
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Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja – Uganda

The dedicated team at Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja were very proactive in preparing for the challenges of this pandemic in order to ensure continued care and support for their patients.  In a country where access to health care is limited, palliative care providers are especially concerned for patients who are already immunocompromised. Uganda has...

Sunflower Children’s Hospice, Bloemfontein, South Africa
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Sunflower Children’s Hospice, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Healthcare workers in South Africa know there will be a shortage of PPE once COVID-19 really hits their health services. Like many other palliative care providers, Sunflower Children’s Hospice is worried that morphine and other essential medicines will be in short supply for community organizations as it will be needed for hospitals. South Africa locked...

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Making the World Smaller Through Music

On Sunday, February 24, Northwestern Medicine DeKalb Hospice hosted its 8th annual fundraiser for its South African partner, Knysna Sedgefield Hospice. The fundraiser, “Transformation through Rhythm”, was a concert featuring percussion music by the DeKalb High School Percussion Ensemble, Northern Illinois University Percussion Ensemble, and Harambee African Percussion Ensemble. About 300 people attended the event, some...

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Hospice of the Western Reserve/Helderberg Hospice Named 2018 Global Partnership Award Recipients

Global Partners in Care has announced that its partners, Hospice of The Western Reserve (located in Cleveland, OH) and Helderberg Hospice (located in Somerset West, South Africa), are the recipients of the 2018 Global Partnership Award. The award will be presented during the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s annual Leadership and Advocacy Conference on...

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Hospice of the North Coast’s “Mission Possible” Tells a Compelling Story of Helping Terminally Ill Malawian Experience a Peaceful Death

Story originally from osidenews.com Carlsbad CA— An impoverished community in a landlocked country in Africa.  An upscale coastal city in Southern California. The story of Hospice of the North Coast’s (HNC’s) Global Partnership (GP) with Nkhoma Hospital in Malawi spans more than 10,000 miles and two vastly different cultures connected by a strong, shared commitment...

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Center for Hospice Care and Palliative Care Association of Uganda

Center for Hospice Care/Hospice Foundation in Mishawaka, IN and the Palliative Care Association of Uganda in Kampala, Uganda Center for Hospice Care was linked with the Palliative Care Association of Uganda in 2008. The partnership is multi-faceted and has engaged in numerous projects and areas of support to enhance palliative care in Uganda. This has...

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Caring Circle and Our Lady’s Hospice

Caring Circle in St. Joseph, MI and Our Lady’s Hospice in Thigio, Kenya Despite the roughly 7,800 miles between Michigan and Kenya, two hospice organizations have used video conferencing technology to foster meaningful relationships with one another. In June of 2017, Hospice at Home, Caring Circle located in St. Joseph, Michigan was partnered with Our...