We are so thankful for the response we have had from many that watched the Ethiopian Broadcasting Service (EBS) special on Hospice Ethiopia and how many people in Ethiopia are in need of Hospice and Palliative Care services. Attached is the video that was shared on EBS.
We are happy to share with you the 2018 Annual report for Hospice Ethiopia. We are very appreciative of your support and interest in helping grow Hospice services in Ethiopia. Without the support of many we would not be able to offer these services to the most vulnerable in our society.
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.
As we have mentioned, every person has a special talent that could benefit Hospice Ethiopia. We have partners that help review our finances, partners that help share our story across the world, partners that have raised funds to purchase a new vehicle for us, partners that use their swimming talents to create sponsored swimming events to raise funds. Recently, Stephanie came from the US to tour our facility and is now helping update our website!
Our new website includes many new features, such as options to DONATE to our US and UK non-profit partnerships, sign-up for our NEWSLETTER , keep updated on our BLOG post and learn more about our patients in the PATIENT STORIES section and and most importantly explore HOW YOU CAN HELP within the website. Please browse the new site and contact us today to let us know how your talents may help Hospice Ethiopia!
From our Hospice Ethiopia UK Partners:
The Aylsham Party on Saturday 14th July was a great success, and overall we raised an amazing £1771. Many thanks to everyone who came – for many this won’t be the first time you’ve supported the hospice, so we are extremely grateful for your ongoing support.
As ever the Gentleman Gits played a fantastic set, which had people dancing until late. There were also many fabulous salads and cakes to choose from so no one went hungry.
Our thanks go to the many people who helped out at the event, from washing up in the kitchen, to baking cakes and manning the bar. We couldn’t do it without you all!
From our Hospice Ethiopia UK Partners:
Hospice Ethiopia UK has received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Ethiopian Ministry of Health for its work in “Supporting the planning and implementation of pain and palliative care services in Ethiopia”. This is a great step forward in the Ethiopian Government recognising the importance and relevance of palliative care.
Without our supporters none of this would have happened. Many thanks to all our donors and helpers.
From our Hospice Ethiopia UK Partners
Last year, Tim Morgan raised nearly £3000 last year through a sponsored swim so we’re delighted that he is swimming again in aid of Hospice Ethiopia and this time in shark infested waters…(a lake in Suffolk)!
Tim’s fundraising page can be accessed from the following link: