Funding hospice and palliative care partnerships globally

Vermont's Hospice Partnership in Tanzania

Impact Area: Hospice, Supplies and Medicine, Volunteer Support, Vulnerable Children
Impact Location: Tanzania

A successful year-end campaign will fund six months of comfort care to hospice patients as well as bring food and medical attention to their

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Briefly, what are you going to do?

A successful year-end campaign will fund six months of comfort care to hospice patients as well as bring food and medical attention to their family members, many of whom are vulnerable children. In addition, our campaign will help provide a living wage to the community health workers caring for patients in the remote Singida District of Tanzania, East Africa.

Who are you?

The Hospice and Palliative Care Council of Vermont (www.hpccv.org) represents 11 hospices and 8 associate members statewide. The Council is committed to assuring access to high quality hospice and palliative care including caregiver support and bereavement services for all Vermonters. Through FHSSA, this committment to compassionate end-of-life care extends from the Green Mountains of Vermont to 22 remote villages (with a combined population of over 150,000) in Tanzania's heartland.

Tell me more about your campaign.

For 6 years, the HPCCV and friends have collaborated with FHSSA to fund our sister hospice in rural Tanzania... Now by utilizing the power of Internet Crowdfunding our Partnership's success is visible to a broader audience thus allowing more stakeholders to participate in supporting our colleagues and their patients.

What is the impact of your campaign?

Our annual funding employs a professional staff of 5 and provides a monthy stipend to 44 community health workers in Tanzania who combine to serve an average monthly census of 125 patients and their dependent family members... Our financial support provides compassionate care and life-sustaining resources to those in great need.

Joyce Mtinda, RN
Charge Nurse and Program Manager

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