Botswana Daily News
The Ministry of Health is maximising palliative care services to ensure that people with life threatening illnesses are cared for, says the Assistant Minister of Health, Dr Gloria Somolekae.
Nigeria – All Africa
In its resolve to alleviate the sufferings of the poor and sick in accessing healthcare, the Imo State Government will next month inaugurate a treatment complex known as Imo Foundation Complex.
To honour the memory of her nephew Giampaolo, Luisella Magnani writes these beautiful thoughts about World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and ICPCN’s #hatsonforchildrenshospicecare campaign.
New America Media
“Chinese Americans continue to have the lowest rates of hospice use of any group. Hence, the need for focused education and training for Chinese American patients and their family caregivers is especially great.”
Malawi – PLOS ONE
Evaluation of early outcomes of the Neno Palliative Care Program (NPCP) to provide palliative care in rural Neno district.
Story which highlights the benefits of hospice care.
The Huffington Post blog
“The essence of the 15-Minute Test is this: If an unresponsive, dying patient could, just for 15 minutes, sit up in bed and express her wishes, what would she say?”
Story about family meetings in healthcare.
Just 14.4% of Australian adults have an advance directive, with significant variation between states.
The UN’s Ebola mission chief says the world is falling behind in the race to contain the virus, with thousands of new cases predicted by December.
Nigeria and Senegal could be declared Ebola-free within days after completing a 42-day period with no new cases, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
Sierra Leone security forces on Tuesday clashed with angry residents of a densely populated neighbourhood in the capital, Freetown, who were protesting delays in removing the corpse of a suspected Ebola victim, witnesses said.
Airlines are adjusting to a reality of the Ebola era: Crews are holding planes on the tarmac to ensure that a traveller’s in-flight illness isn’t due to the deadly virus.
ehospice South Africa
The inaugural year of HPCA’s exciting Social Butterfly Campaign promoted awareness for palliative care leading up to World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.
Research shows that hospice professionals and funeral service providers are interested in working together more often to support families at a very critical time.
Sue Ryder has launched a new campaign to draw attention to the national lack of comprehensive 24/7 expert support services for people who are dying and their loved ones that care for them.