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These children are on the leukaemia ward and have all been waiting at the hospital for over a month, hoping for treatment. Hospice is trying to contribute towards the cost as it’s so expensive.

We are also working with Hospice Africa Uganda to extend capacity at Mobile Hospice Mbarara. This is supported by a grant from DFID and funds from Hospice Africa UK.

Cancer in children is particularly distressing and often where resources are restricted care is scarce or non-existent. Recognising this, a project is running at Mobile Hospice Mbarara, which is supported by a grant from DFID and funds from Hospice Africa UK.

Among the key achievements so far are: 314 children with cancer are receiving paediatric palliative care (ppc) with 205 new children enrolled, 56 children now receive morphine for pain control, 22 Community Volunteer Workers (CVWs) have been trained to help families nurse cancer patients, 1550 visits to children have been made by nurses and CVWs, 240 medical students have been trained in ppc, and 19 sensitisation meetings have been conducted by CVWs with parents of ppc patients.”

Meanwhile, in Kampala, staff from HAU and visitors regularly go to visit children who are waiting for treatment.

They always take some knitted toys which the children love.

  • AGM Information 2018

    This year’s AGM was held on Sunday 24th June. After the formal business Professor Wilson Acuda, Principal of the Institute for Palliative Care in Africa, described the role of The Institute in palliative care e...
  • Newsletter: April 2018

    Our latest newsletter is the April 2018 edition, you can read the newsletter below You can also download the PDF version of this newsletter: click here In September this year we will be celebrating our 25th A...
  • AGM Information 2017

    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.
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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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