Coverage highlights from 2012

Categories: In The Media.

As the pace of life slows just a little for people around the world to celebrate various festive occasions, we at ehospice are taking a moment to reflect on the past few months since this uniquely collaborative international venture first launched.

Going live on 2 October, ehospice brought together hospice and palliative care organisations and news from around the world into the one place.

In the Africa edition we launched with a breadth of news from the hospice and palliative care world, including a photo essay of patients from Hospice Africa Uganda, a personal note of welcome from the editor, and news about a landmark report on global ageing on priority areas of care for older persons in Africa, and internationally. We also published a special feature on Dr Emmanuel Luyirika, the incoming Executive Director of the African Palliative Care Association.

Soon after launch we celebrated World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, with national associations across Africa mobilising their communities to celebrate, support and speak up about hospice and palliative care. We also published an editorial on the significance of the day for Africa, Pounding our drum.

Since then we have covered a vast range of news, including a review of Rwanda’s top-down approach to implementing a stand-alone palliative care policy, a look at how Nigeria is tackling opioid bottlenecks, an editorial by Uganda’s Director of Clinical Services, Dr Amandua Jacinto on palliative care in Africa over the 50 years, and much much more.

ehospice on the go

The iPad app version of ehospice was first available and announced at Help the Hospices ‘Community engagement’ conference in Manchester, UK on 29 November 2012, where more than 300 delegates gathered to discuss the future of hospice care.

The iPhone app and mobile website versions are under development and expect to be launched early in 2013, which will make accessing your palliative care news, views and inspiration even more convenient wherever you are.

Do send us your feedback, article ideas, images, questions etc about any area of ehospice – we would love to hear from you. Email for general enquiries or contact the Africa editor, Shelley Enarson, at

We wish you all the very best for this festive season, wherever you may be. And we very much look forward to informing you, inspiring you, and hopefully collaborating with you in 2013.

With very best wishes

The ehospice team

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