Tanzanian and American hospice united in compassionate care

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What does a hospital caring for dying patients in rural Africa and a nonprofit hospice and palliative care agency in the northeastern United States have in common? More than one might think.

It started with a partnership developed with Global Partners in Care, through which Ndolage Lutheran Hospital in Tanzania received funding and support for two clinical nurses from Regional Hospice and Home Care in Danbury, Connecticut in the USA.

But the hospice and palliative caregivers at the two diverse organizations have developed more than a financial relationship. They have formed a strong friendship and professional exchange of ideas that helps both hospices improve compassionate end-of-life care for all their patients.

Because of their partnership and friendship with Regional Hospice, “I have been happy and motivated to improve services to our needy population with our limited resources,” said Dr. Samwel Byabato, Medical Director of Ndolage. “We have a helping hand, our partner in hospice.”

Despite being separated by thousands of miles and cultural differences, the two hospices have found common ground for cooperation and camaraderie.

Read the full article on the Africa edition of ehospice. 

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