Palliative Care Association of Uganda
As part of Global Partners in Care Center for Hospice Care was linked with Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) in 2008.
Support for PCAU is multi-faceted — the organization’s National Coordinator, Rose Kiwanuka has made several visits to CHC to learn about our programming and through a grassroots effort, CHC employees have established an employee giving program, Uganda Impact Fund, that provides more than $8,000 in annual support. These funds and a grant from Hospice Foundation, enabled PCAU to move into its own safe, secure compound in the nation’s capital, Kampala.
To learn more about the accomplishments of the partnership between CHC/Hospice Foundation and PCAU, as well as future initiatives and goals, view our 2016 Partnership Report.
Making Palliative Care Accessible to All in Uganda
For the 2017-18 academic year, CHC and Hospice Foundation, through various grants and fundraising efforts, are supporting seven Ugandan students as they complete a one-year Clinical Palliative Care Course. Upon completion of the course, they will have leadership roles in the delivery of palliative care in their districts. If you would like to support PCAU in their mission to bring palliative care to all of Uganda, click below.
The Road to Hope
In 2013, a film crew from Hospice Foundation traveled to Africa to film our next documentary, Road to Hope, in Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan. Filming took place over a three and a half week period from late August through late September. Road to Hope explores the unique challenges of orphaned children after caring for their dying parents in poverty-stricken areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. The film tells their stories through the lens of caring and supportive people who have emerged, often as unintentional shepherds, to offer love, guidance and support as the children seek to rebuild their lives. Currently on the film festival circuit, Road to Hope is garnering international recognition. To learn more about the film project, visit Road to Hope.
The Road to Hope program was created to provide support for these children by enabling donors to sponsor a child for one year for only $450. This sponsorship covers costs associated with clothing, education, and healthcare needs.