Two Partners recognised as Global Partnership Award Honorees

Categories: Care and Leadership.

MISHAWAKA, IN — Two programmes were recently honoured with the 2022 Global Partnership Award for their efforts in enhancing access to compassionate end-of-life care. The recipients were Hospice Africa Uganda of Kampala, Uganda and Hinds Hospice of Fresno, CA.

The Global Partnership Award is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding efforts of a partnership that has demonstrated the core values of a true partnership:

commitment to building a strong relationship, partner collaboration, staff contribution and commitment, and community outreach and involvement.

The award comes with a $500 donation to the international hospice partner.

Global Partners in Care partners embrace the organisation’s mission of enhancing access to palliative care in low-resource settings.

“The partnership between Hinds Hospice and Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU) epitomises this. While their partnership began just two years ago, collectively they have accomplished a great deal.

The partnership began just as Uganda was emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. HAU was working diligently to enroll new patients in need of palliative care at its three sites, providing home visits, roadside clinics, hospital visits, outpatient visits and follow up phone calls,”

noted Cyndy Searfoss, Director of Partnerships for Global Partners in Care.

In addition, Hospice Africa Uganda is home to the Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa (IHPCA) which provides undergraduate training in palliative care to nurses, doctors and other healthcare providers from across Africa.

It also manufactures morphine for use by palliative care patients in Uganda and other countries.

In recognising this partnership Global Partners in Care also pays tribute to the founders of these organisations, Nancy Hinds, who founded Hinds Hospice in 1981 and Dr. Anne Merriman, who founded HAU in 1992. Their commitment, hard work and vision for compassionate care for those with life-limiting conditions provided an example for us to follow.

Global Partners in Care congratulates Hinds Hospice and Hospice Africa Uganda for their outstanding commitment to their partnership and for making a lasting impact on palliative care in Africa.



About Global Partners in Care
Global Partners in Care, which began as the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa, is an affiliate of the Hospice Foundation and is located in Mishawaka, Indiana.

The organisation supports the development of partnerships between U.S. organisations and hospice and palliative care providers located in low-resource settings, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa.

It also enhances access to palliative care through research and education and global collaboration with its partnership organizations, national associations and numerous international organisations.

To learn more about Global Partners in Care and support the organisation’s work, please visit

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