Today the organisation formerly known as The Foundation for
Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa (FHSSA) has re-branded itself as ‘Global Partners
for Care’ to reflect a widening of their mission to work with hospices in other
low and middle income countries outside of Africa.
The new website of ‘Global Partners for Care’ that was
launched today states the organisations new extended mission as:
improving access to hospice and palliative care worldwide where the need is
great and the resources are few.”
In a mailing to supporters and partners the organisation
reiterated its commitment to carry on working with their African partners
“Global Partners in
Care, still fully committed to our partnerships in Africa, will continue to
build on the proven partnership model that has been successful through FHSSA.”
The Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa (FHSSA)
was initially created in 1999, after U.S. hospice leaders visited Zimbabwe and
South Africa. The programme was inspired after hospice leaders in the US witnessed
the impact the burgeoning HIV/AIDS pandemic was having on African hospices and their programmes.
In 2004, FHSSA became an affiliate of the U.S.-based
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and continues working closely with the national body.
The organisation has described its extension of its mission
as not only feasible but also necessary.
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