Since the start of the winter season in South Africa, the KwaZulu-Natal province has seen devastating floods. Two of our partners, Khanya Hospice and South Coast Hospice, serve in the most affected areas.
We are proud to announce that Hospice of the North Coast and Nkhoma Mission Hospital are the winners of the 2021 Global Partnership Award.
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.
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.
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.
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.