Medic Assist International

Palliative Healthcare for Ngora District in Uganda

Medic Assist International enabling local people to provide home based palliative care to poor isolated rural communities in Ngora District, Uganda where incidence of HIV and cancer are very high.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1104760)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,000

Amount raised

£12,455

Donations

19

    Category

  • CancerCancer
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

Situation

Government does not provide home based palliative care. The concept is poorly understood in the region. Freda Carr Ngora Hospital and FADO-T (local NGO) see the need of very poor rural communities suffering with high incidence of HIV and cancer for the service but do not have the resources. Clients suffer stigma, isolation & severe hardship. MAI plans to fund the project for a period and advise the indigenous leadership to develop local sustainability.

Solution

A significant number of clients will receive care that will restore dignity and hope. Local providers will receive resources to deliver services and, longer term, be helped towards these services becoming locally sustainable. The local Health Authority are fully supportive of the initiative.