We are delighted to promote this special anniversary for Hospice Africa. Since its inception in 1993 they have successfully influenced Ugandan and other Sub-Saharan Africa governments to recognise Palliative Care (PC) as a primary health care need and to license the use of strong pain killers for management of cancer and other chronic illnesses including HIV. It is recognised that the future of PC care in Africa will largely depend on continuing Hospice Africa’s pioneering work in Uganda, maintaining its health care and training standards, so that services can reach all people in need. Hospice Africa’s strategy for increasing access and scope to PC is to train more specialists across Africa, while simultaneously improving the quality of services and education they provide through awareness campaigns.
CAFOD has been funding Hospice African since 2006.