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Ngora is a district of the Eastern Region of Uganda. 230 kilometres north east of the capital, Kampala, it has a population of 101,900 (2002 census). Palliative care is non-existent in this rural area where patients are scattered and isolated.
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We are enabling a Ugandan charity – FADO-T – to employ a team of qualified palliative care nurses and ten Community Health workers. They provide a holistic service, including condition specific medication and pain killers, to isolated clients, many of whom have terminal cancers or Aids. This work is established with advice from the Freda Carr Hospital and approval of the local Health Authority.
Our partnership commenced in 2012 and is bringing regular palliative care to more than 100 registered clients at any one time. Due to ignorance, many clients suffer not only physically but socially and emotionally through rejection and isolation. Also, in a huge area where movement is difficult, MAI has funded the purchase of a motorbike for the staff team and a bicycle for each of the Health workers.
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