Scottish doctor runs ultra marathons to fundraise for palliative care in Africa

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Dr Murray, a GP, and whose father is a palliative care specialist, said: “Despite penicillin, despite rescue helicopters and despite all the amazing medical inventions, the death rate is still 100% worldwide. This is all about working to support people who are dying, and try to make it as pain free a process as possible.

“Most people die in their own community because the cost of going to hospital can be very high. It’s important to try and make the ordeal as pleasant as possible. In some parts of Africa it’s very difficult to get access to painkillers and a lot of people are dying in a lot of pain. There is good work happening in Africa, and I want to learn and share.”

You can read more about Dr Murray on the Africa edition of ehospice and keep up to date with his adventures by following him on twitter: @Docandrewmurray

You can sponsor Dr Murray at his Just Giving website.

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