Providing Palliative Care For Sub-Saharan Africa
Charity Number: 1024903 | Email: info@hospice-africa.org.uk

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AGM Information

This year’s AGM will be held on Sunday 25th June 2017, and located at the Brain Charity Building, (formerly Neurosupport) on Norton St in Liverpool.

The venue is close to both the bus station and Lime Street railway station.

The Foundation Inaugural Meeting

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 Foundation is protect the ethos of Hospice Africa , to record its history and progress since it was founded in 1993.

Newsletter: Xmas 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 the 'Big Choir Sing-Along', the 'Beehive Project,' the impact of the Exchange Rate on fundraising and more.

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 instructions

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 helped in many ways but now she finds she has more time available and returns as a Trustee.

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.

The pilot summer school successfully delivered a six day programme to faculty staff from seven nurse training organisations in the south west region of Cameroon.

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 Ugandan Shillings than it did a year ago.

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 range of cycling expe-rience represented - from those who had only recently taken up cycling in order to complete the ride to some seasoned pros!

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 update on the coast to coast sponsored ride; details of this year's AGM, Felistus Kombo's Story and more.

Christmas Newsletter :: Hospice Africa UK

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 version of this newsletter: click here

International Programmes Scheme :: Hospice Africa UK

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 Africa is particularly receptive to providing small start-up grants which allows local initiators to make a beginning and develop a track record which then allows them to seek more long term funding elsewhere.

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 found in regions where malaria is endemic. It often results in huge swellings around the face.

A Big Blanket :: Jan :: Hospice Africa UK

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 was a big blanket.

Palliative Care has been my career for over twenty years and meeting Dr Anne Merriman was a very special opportunity for me.

Anne Merriman Speaks To BBC World Service :: Hospice Africa UK

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 world for palliative care.

22 years ago when Hospice Africa started there was no palliative care in Uganda, or indeed in almost all sub-Saharan Africa.

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 Hospice Africa Uganda and the Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa, which provide the services.

Supporting Students :: Hospice Africa UK

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 entrance qualifications and who can be provisionally offered places.

The Anne Merriman Hospice Africa Foundation Is Announced

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.

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 Hospice Africa Uganda and the Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa, which provide the services.

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 ceremony.

Sponsored Ride  :: Hospice Africa

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 or two would have stopped our peleton.

Dr Anne Celebrates Her 80th Birthday :: Hospice Africa

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).

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