‘Sunday’s Child’ campaign will lead to step-change improvements to palliative care in Malawi

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Writing for the Africa edition of ehospice, the charity spokesperson explains: “The growth in palliative care capacity will be significant during the life time of the project. However, most importantly, this growth will continue thanks to the creation of education and training opportunities and improved hospital facilities.”

The project aims to create three centres of excellence to deliver more palliative care and to support student placements, as well as establish a new BSc in Palliative Care programme at the College of Medicine.

In the first year, 40 nurses, clinical officers, medical assistants and health surveillance assistants will be trained. In addition, 40 lawyers, traditional authority leaders, spiritual leaders and social workers will also receive training to ensure the growth in care reflects the breadth of needs of patients and their families.

The goal is to train a total of 400 people over the three years of the project.

The appeal is running until 31 January 2015, with every pound raised being match-funded by the UK government. Find out more on the EMMS International website or Facebook or Twitter: @emmsintnl

Donations can be sent to EMMS International, 7 Washington Lane, Edinburgh, EH11 2HA. You can also donate £5 by texting “Sunday” to 70660.

A longer version of this article was published on ehospice Africa.