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We are very pleased to announce the following courses tenable at Hospice Africa Uganda for the academic year 2018/2019 offered by Makerere University in Partnership with the Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa (IHPCA).

  1. Bachelor of Science in Palliative Care
  2. Diploma in Palliative Care

The following courses will also be offered by IHPCA in 2018 commencing in August 2018.

  1. Post Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care
  2. Diploma in Clinical Palliative Care

Please find details on all the above courses here...

The following course will also be offered by the International Programme Department:

  1. The 7th Francophone Palliative Care Initiator’s Course for Africa (held in French) commencing 30th April to 1st June, 2018. Please download the full advert in English and French

We are delighted once again to share with you another edition of our newsletter that conveys several important events that have taken place at Hospice Africa Uganda August, 2017.

We sincerely thank you for your continued support and loyalty for the work of Hospice without which it would be impossible to relieve the pain and suffering of thousands of patients and their families in Uganda and beyond.

Please take time to download and read our December edition of the newsletter here...

The Famous Cookbook, the “Fishwives”, recently won the best fish & seafood book in the world at the 2017 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in China!

The book published by Mags Kirwan of Goatsbridge Trout Farm in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, in the south east of Ireland won the award and was announced in a colorful ceremony on 28th May in China after beating hundreds of entries from around the world.

“We are so proud of all who have contributed to bringing this book, Fishwives, to success for the millions who suffer daily from cancer and other end of life conditions, lacking affordable or available pain control due to poverty” posted Dr. Anne Merriman on her official facebook page after the award.

“Fishwives” contains 77 recipes from women from diverse backgrounds and professions. One is from the founder of Hospice Africa Uganda, Dr Anne Merriman, who shares her favorite fish pie recipe!

Dear Friends and Partners,

Our website domain is undergoing upgrades, and site www.hospiceafrica.or.ug is not currently appearing at the top of Google and other major search engines. Apparently when you do a search, the Hospice Africa Uganda address comes up at the right pane and includes a link named ‘website’, which when clicked will lead to this website.

Our technical team is performing a re-indexing and Search Engine Optimization to rectify this situation. In the meantime please access HAU’s website through our partners: Hospice Africa Ireland www.hospiceafrica.ie, Hospice Africa UK www.hospice-africa.org.uk and the Anne Merriman Hospice Africa Foundation www.annemerrimanfoundation.org. All these sites appears directly on google and other search engines.

 “I had a lot of pain because of cancer, I could not sleep at night, and I was so worried and stressed. I even developed high blood pressure and got stroke.” This was the live of Peter Karyarugoki when he first came to Mobile Hospice Mbarara nearly 10 years ago.

Peter now 79 years, is a retired civil servant from Mutukula 1 ward, Nyakayozo Division in Mbarara District and married to 2 wives with 19 children.

Peter’s misery started in 2005 when he lost his closest brother. “He was a very good friend of mine and when he died, I thought of also dying.” Peter became so stressed and miserable. He developed high blood pressure and later was attacked by stroke which worsened his condition and was admitted at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital for a long time.

Hospice Africa Uganda on 26th October, 2016 launched a fundraising drive that led to the official ground-breaking in November of the dame year for an exciting new centre of excellence called the BEEHIVE HOSPICE to help improve the care, expand quality of services and reach more patients in need of palliative care mainly those suffering from terminal illnesses like Cancer and HIV/Aids.

Shamim Nantaza, at 12 years, had a dream of completing her studies and become a journalist only her beautiful dream to be shattered when she was diagnosed with parotid cancer, in 2003. Shamim who has two siblings, is the eldest child in her family. The doctors at Mulago Hospital in Kampala put her on treatment and later referred her to Hospice Africa Uganda for palliative care.

Although she has not been healed, now 23 years old Shamim lives gracefully and happy with her new lease of life of no suffering and free of pain where she is playing a pivotal role in supporting her fellow cancer patients.  At Hospice Africa Uganda, she has been receiving drugs which have enormously reduced her pain.