Providing Palliative Care For Sub-Saharan Africa
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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.

As part of this The Foundation is currently working on the identification of intellectual property and other non-tangible assets.

Hospice Africa is a UK charity, founded in 1993 by Dr Anne Merriman MBE. Based on Merseyside, it draws supporters from all over the UK and beyond. It is committed to providing, or supporting the provision of, palliative care to cancer and HIV/AIDS patients, principally in sub-Saharan Africa. In the UK Africa (HAUK) is mainly a fund raising organisation. The funds raised are then used to support the work of various partners working in different African countries who carry out the work of providing, encouraging and spreading the ethos of palliative care. It is particularly linked to Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU) but helps support work in other Africa countries.

The three founding principles are:

  1. To provide an appropriate palliative care service to patients with cancer and/or HIV/AIDS and their families.
  2. To promote and provide palliative care training for health care professionals across sub-Saharan Africa.
  3. To facilitate the initiation and expansion of palliative care to all in need as an affordable African model

Latest News

  • Newsletter: May 2019

    Our latest newsletter is the May 2019 edition, you can read the newsletter below You can also download the PDF version of this newsletter: click here In its 25th Anniversary year HAU is facing a crisis. Over ...
  • AGM Information: 2019

    This year’s AGM was held on Saturday 21st June at the Brain Charity, Norton Street, Liverpool, L3 8LR. After the formal business Dr Anne gave an inpiring talk.
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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