Hospice of the North Coast/Nkhoma Mission Hospital Named 2021 Global Partnership Award Recipients

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Photo: Vice President/COO of Global Partners in Care Mike Wargo presents the 2021 Global Partnership Award to Sharon Lutz of Hospice of the North Coast.

Global Partners in Care has announced that its partners, Hospice of the North Coast (located in Carlsbad, California) and Nkhoma Mission Hospital (located in Lilongwe, Malawi), are the recipients of the 2021 Global Partnership Award. The award will be presented during the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s annual Leadership and Advocacy Conference on March 7, 2022.

The Global Partnership Award is an opportunity to recognize 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.

“Hospice of the North Coast has shown what a tremendous impact one partnership can have in the delivery of palliative care. The long-term commitment they have made to Nkhoma Mission Hospital has made a lasting effect on the patients and families in their community who need palliative care.” said Mark Murray, President / CEO of Global Partners in Care.

“Being involved in this partnership has enhanced morale and is a way to be engaged in our organization,” noted Sharon Lutz, Executive Director of Hospice of the North Coast. “There are no borders with palliative and hospice care. It’s humanity. It reaches across any border and the fact that we get to be a part of it is amazing.”

Dr. Sam Kabota, Clinical Superintendent/Elective Coordinator, at Nkhoma Mission Hospital shared this about the partnership. “There’s an African proverb: if you want to go fast go alone, but if you want to go FAR then go with others… we have chosen to go far with Hospice of the North Coast in these troubled times of cyclones, COVID-19 and extreme poverty amongst our palliative care patients and their guardians.”

Global Partners in Care congratulates Hospice of the North Coast and Nkhoma Mission Hospital for their outstanding commitment to their partnership and for making a lasting impact on palliative care in Africa.

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 organization supports the development of partnerships between U.S. organizations 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 organizations.

To learn more about Global Partners in Care and support the organization’s work, please visit www.globalpartnersincare.org


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