100 million people. One hospice. Hospice Ethiopia.
Ethiopia has an estimated population of 100 million. But only one hospice. Many thousands of people there have incurable diseases. They are dying. They are dying in distress, often in pain, with nowhere to turn. Their only hope is Hospice Ethiopia.
Hospice Ethiopia UK promotes the provision of palliative care in order to relieve the suffering of the terminally ill in Ethiopia by providing financial, educational and practical support to Hospice Ethiopia in Addis Ababa. We perform fundraising activities, training and specialist support from the United Kingdom.
Hospice Ethiopia provides free drugs, so that the dying have relief from pain. It provides medical attention to alleviate the worst symptoms. It gives support, so that patients can care for themselves and, in many cases, their children. The care it gives is home-based: Hospice Ethiopia no longer has the funds for ward patients.
What’s really, really important is that Hospice Ethiopia is training doctors, nurses and other medics about palliative care – care for the dying – so that they can bring relief to the thousands more who need it, across Ethiopia.Hi
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All donations, whether one off or regular are very gratefully received. However, regular gifts are particularly important to us and are really simple to set up. Knowing that we have a guaranteed income each month helps us and Hospice Ethiopia to plan ahead.
The first known case of covid-19 in Ethiopia was on 13th February 2020. In April the number of cases began to rise and the government declared a state of emergency to curb its spread. The severe new restrictions included a ban of more than 4 people meeting, an introduction of 2 metre social distancing, aContinue reading Covid-19 in Ethiopia→
We’re joining the national 2.6 challenge to help charities who have cancelled events in light of the UK Coronavirus lockdown. Hospice Ethiopia UK is coordinating a hair cutting (and potentially hair raising…) challenge with 26 brave volunteers allowing their lockdown comrades to cut their hair. We’ve been kind enough to not specify the required haircut,Continue reading HE Haircut challenge!→
We had a number of successful events to round off 2018; in particular the Big Give, which ran from 27th November to 4th December. We had hoped to raise £8,000 which meant we needed our donors to give £4,000 which would then be matched to raise £8,000. In fact, our donors gave £5,007 (£4,000 of whichContinue reading Successful fundraising in November & December 2018→
Donate to Hospice Ethiopia via the Big Give Many of you have generously made donations in the past that have helped provide care for many patients. We’re very excited to let you know that Hospice Ethiopia UK has been selected this year to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018, the UK’s largest match funding campaign. WeContinue reading The Big Give is Live. Your donations matched for one week!→
A twinning arrangement between palliative care specialists in Norfolk and hospices in Ethiopia is starting to make “progress” in the Africa country, according to a nurse involved with the scheme. Article in the Nursing Times, https://www.nursingtimes.net/clinical-archive/end-of-life-and-palliative-care/norfolk-nurse-sees-slow-progress-in-ethiopian-palliative-care/5082876.article