Providing Palliative Care For Sub-Saharan Africa
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  • An Important Message

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If this is your first visit then welcome to our Web Site. I hope that you will be able to find out much more about what we are and what we do.

A special thankyou to the whole host of supporters and friends who have been with us over the years. We hope that you will continue to enjoy sharing the news of our work in Uganda and Africa.

We are particularly writing now to let you know that this is a difficult year for Hospice Africa in Uganda(HAU). We are faced with a huge financial challenge.

As you may be aware, 60% of the funding for HAU was given by USAID. Now, after due notice, the change in policy within USAID in Washington means this is coming to an end very shortly. In 1993 when we commenced there was only enough funding for three team members for three months but a lot of FAITH! The FAITH remains big but the funding is suddenly dropping....

So we are now asking for each of our supporters in UK to help us a little bit more.

Can you help with a donation now? Can you commit to giving a monthly amount? Have you any ideas where YOU could raise money locally?

Look here on our Website for more ideas.

Please send any more ideas or suggestions to us and let’s brainstorm a way forward in this most generous of countries.

If you think you can help contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Something to think about

Why not volunteer your time to come to Uganda and see the difference HAU is making in the homes of patients? This can change your values and outlook on life. But don’t be afraid of this. It can only get better!! All ages encouraged!!

Dr Anne (HAUK) with Dr Eddie (HAU) August 2015

  • AGM Information

    This year’s AGM was held on Sunday 25th June. After the excellent lunch and the formal business, there was a presentation from Jim Bennett from Hospice Africa France (Soins Palliatif) and then from Dr Anne.
  • Newsletter: May 2017

    Our latest newsletter is the May 2017 edition, you can read the newsletter below You can also download the PDF version of this newsletter: click here Here in England spring has arrived and with it all the fre...
  • Sponsored Bike Ride 2017

    Despite a hitch in the Ferry service from Liverpool this year’s sponsored ride was held on Saturday 24th June. We hope that the Hospice Africa UK Annual Sponsored Ride will take place again next year. ...
  • The Foundation Makes Progress

    The Foundation is making progress. We are currently working on the identification of intellectual property and other non-tangible assets. "The Anne Merriman Hospice Africa Foundation" The purpose of the Fo...
  • Newsletter: Christmas 2016

    Our latest newsletter is the Christmas 2016 edition, you can read the newsletter below You can also download the PDF version of this newsletter: click here Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Find out about t...
  • The Big Choir Singalong For Hospice Africa

    Join us to make a worldwide choir to sing “Seeds of Hope.” To hear the backing track, click here All we need is your voices, just record your choir and we will do the rest. Read more for easy to follow instruc...
  • Founding Trustee Re-joins HA Board

    We are delighted that Pat Linnell, one of the founders of Hospice Africa, way back in 1993, has been able to return to help again in the role of a Trustee. Pat has never lost contact with us and has quietly h...
  • Something From Cameroon

    A well- received palliative care capacity building summer School was held at The University of Buea, South West region, Cameroon in August 2016, Funded by Hospice Africa and The University of Nottingham. Th...
  • Running Faster To Stand Still

    The weakened pound means that each pound donated to Hospice Africa now has to go further. The recent devaluation of the £ has affected many charities working overseas. For us, each £ buys about 15% less Ugan...
  • Hospice Africa UK Annual Sponsored Ride

    The Hospice Africa UK Annual Sponsored Ride took place again this year. The smiling faces show that the riders enjoyed the occasion. Click on an image below to see a larger size version:
  • Coast To Coast Sponsored Ride

    This year, the Newcastle University student’s annual Coast to Coast ride took place on the 12th and 13th March, with 55 students cycling 140 miles from Whitehaven to Tynemouth over 2 days. There was a whole r...
  • Newsletter: May - June 2016

    Our latest newsletter is the May/June 2016 edition, you can read the newsletter below You can also download the PDF version of this newsletter: click here Find out how Hospice Africa is springing forward, an ...
  • Christmas Newsletter

    Our latest newsletter was the Christmas 2015 edition, you can read the newsletter below. Find out about our new Patron, and also the impeding challenges ahead for Hospice Africa.You can also download the PDF v...
  • International Programmes Scheme

    Hospice Africa is now working with health care partners on smaller projects in Ethiopia, Malawi, Cameroon and Nigeria. Like all sub-Saharan African countries they have a huge need for palliative care. Hospice...
  • Knitters Bring Comfort To Children

    For many years a dedicated group of supporters have been knitting dolls, blankets and other goods for children in Uganda. Some of these smiling children have Burkitt’s lymphoma an aggressive cancer commonly f...
  • A Big Blanket

    Jan has worked in palliative care for over twenty years and after hearing Dr Anne talk Jan decided to use a little of her spare time to knot for Hospice Africa. BUT the knitting proved addictive and the result ...
  • Dr. Anne Merriman Speaks To BBC World Service

    Listen to Dr Anne Merriman talking on BBC World Service. Simply click on the orange 'play' button below. Audio streaming is kindly provided by Soundcloud ©.
  • Uganda & The 'Quality Of Death' Index

    In the UK we should count ourselves lucky to top this most unusual league table - The 2015 Quality of Death Index, compiled by the London-based Economist Intelligence Unit, found Britain to be the best in the w...
  • More News Of The Anne Merriman Hospice Africa Foundation

    As Hospice Africa has grown it has become evermore important to develop connections between its different parts. There are fund raising organisations in the USA, Ireland, UK, and France; not to mention Hospic...
  • Supporting Students

    2016 begins with a new drive to raise support for students at IHPCA (Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa). Each year The Institute receives many applications from students who meet the entranc...
  • A Visit To Uganda And Mobile Hospice Mbarara

    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 Pr...
  • The Anne Merriman Hospice Africa Foundation Is Announced

    As Hospice Africa has grown it has become evermore important to develop connections between its different parts. There are fund raising organisations in the USA, Ireland, UK, and France; not to mention Hospic...
  • Hospice Africa Uganda Faces A Major Challenge!

    In September this year HAU’s longstanding collaboration with USAID came to its scheduled end. USAID has been a major donor for the work of HAU and the end of their support has been a severe challenge.
  • New Patron

    We are delighted to welcome Frank Cottrell-Boyce as a new Patron. Frank is very well known as a screenwriter, an author of children’s books and, of course, as the writer for the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ce...
  • Sponsored Bike Ride

    Some of our supporters on the annual sponsored cycle ride took place on June 27th on a lovely sunny day. An additonal attraction of scenic route round the Wirral Way is the lack of hills! Not that a mountain o...
  • Dr Anne's 80th Birthday

    Belated congratulations to Dr Anne who reached 80 in May this year. In a serious plea with a lighted-hearted approach she made headlines in the Liverpool Echo looking for a millionaire (DONOR).
  • Annual General Meeting

    An attentive audience for the 23nd Annual General meeting which was held on 28th June 2015 at the Neuro Centre, Norton Street, Liverpool.
Hospice Africa UK

Oral Morphine: The Pain Relief Key

Cheap and Non-Addictive

Imagine a world where however bad the pain, the strongest pain killer is just paracetamol.

When Hospice Africa started in Kampala, Uganda, in September 1993 this was the reality for Bashir, aged 8. Bashir had cancer and had just had his arm amputated.

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