Hospice Ethiopia was established in 2003 by Tsigereda Yesfawosen.  Tsigereda had the passion to pioneer starting this much needed movement in Ethiopia.  Hospice Ethiopia secured its legal personality through a certificate of registration bearing the number 0082.  We are a non-governmental and non- profit making organization that is dedicated to the palliative care that is pain management and aspires to support patients who have suffering by total pain in Ethiopia.

Hospice Ethiopia is working to providing palliative care service for our  patients and the families, as well as providing palliative care training for health professionals and creating awareness for policy maker and public.

It is our will and conviction that the integration of palliative care into the continuum of care in health services is a real necessity for reducing pain and suffering. This will improve the quality of life among the sick and restore hope.

Hospice Ethiopia is working with hospitals, community based and faith based organization particularly on patient’s referral and awareness creation work. On parallel closely working with the Ministry Of Health (MOH) on improving the palliative care work in the hospital.

Hospice Ethiopia is doing its palliative care work through deferent model like home based care, outpatient and outreach and day care service. All of our services are provided free to the patient.

Hospice Ethiopia will concentrate its efforts in:

  •  Maintain and expand hospice and palliative care services
  • Develop and maintain sustainable source of funding
  • Strengthen organizational capacity
  • Strengthen partnership and networking
  • Advocacy and training
  • Strategic communication
  • Infrastructure strengthening Hospice Ethiopia financial infrastructure, human resource and IT capacity to ensure effective and continuing service.
  • Monitoring and evaluation

Palliative care is not yet readily available to all who need it and Hospice Ethiopia cannot offer this service alone. Hospice Ethiopia therefore is concentrating on strengthening relationships with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and close palliative care organizations and well as other stakeholders. It is through these relationships that Hospice Ethiopia will continue to influence policy processes at all levels.

We are here to improve the quality of lives of our patients and their families facing life-threatening illnesses and to ensure the  people in need of palliative care in Ethiopia so they can live and die in peace from pain and with dignity.

I would like to extend my sincere and heart-felt appreciation to our friends, donors, partners, volunteers, team members who are working tirelessly to support the work we are doing. All you do to support us makes a difference and we continue to strive, with your help to reach all those in need in Ethiopia.

Ephrem Abathun,
Executive Director