One of our patients, Fetle, spoke at the World Hospice and Palliative Care day meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Fetle has been getting care for breast cancer from Hospice Ethiopia and spoke on medical care and spiritual comfort she has received from being on Hospice Ethiopia’s program. For more information about Fetle’s store please visit https://hospiceethiopia.com/fetle/
The World Hospice and Palliative are Alliance (WHPCA), Hospice Ethiopia and others met in Addis Ababa this week for the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day celebration and community meeting. Many spoke including those from the Ministry of Health and the Executive Director of Hospice Ethiopia, Ephrem Abathun.
Sue and Jamie had an excellent visit to the Black Lion Hospital in Addis with Dr Nahumin (pictured) who attended palliative care training last year funded by the Aylsham Rotary Club and is now putting this into practice at the hospital.
Music as Therapy International are a London based charity, working in the UK and internationally. They provide skill sharing training to staff in different centres, focussing on using music in a therapeutic way. This is the first time the training has taken place in Ethiopia and after we leave, we are very optimistic music making will continue at Hospice Ethiopia, after already seeing such a positive impact.