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  • A Visit To Uganda And Mobile Hospice Mbarara

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Recently, two long serving Trustees, Lesley and David Phipps, visited Uganda for the HAU AGM.

Lesley is a member of the HAU Board and goes regularly for Board meetings. David went to discuss education with Professor Wilson Acuda and members of his staff at The Institute for Hos-pice and Palliative Care for Africa (IHPCA) which is part of HAU at Makindye in Kampala.

IHPCA offers diploma and degree courses in palliative care and attracts students from all over Africa. IHPCA also welcomes initiators training them implement and follow up a start-up in their own country. Lesley was particularly concerned with impact of the changes brought about by the end of the USAID partnership as HAU is coming to terms with a new reality.

Whilst they were in Uganda they visited Mobile Hospice Mbarara. MHM offers day-care and a mo-bile service. It also is involved in University teach-ing of undergraduates, doctors, nurses and other health workers including volunteers.

During their visit Lesley and David attended team briefings and saw a steady stream of patients receiving care and attention from the team which combines compas-sion with professionalism to give each person clin-ical care and personal. David also went out on home visits to experience the work at first hand.

MHM is very busy and desperately looking for new space. Ever optimistic, even in difficult times, they are looking for funding for a new building on land given by the Catholic Church.

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