ZimSculpt to Support Island Hospice
- ZimSculpt, curators of Zimbabwean sculpture worldwide, has adopted Island Hospice and Healthcare in Zimbabwe as their charity. A percentage of their online sales will be donated each quarter to Island Hospice and Healthcare. ZimSculpt have been promoting Zimbabwean sculptors since the year 2000. To read more Click here.
2014 Fund-Raising Reception a Success
The AHI Advisory Board thanks the volunteers, Sponsors, donors, and attendees for the recent successful Event that raised over $26,000 for the Africa Hospice Initiative. A special thanks to Connie Raffa and the Arent Fox Law Firm for hosting the reception. Read more …
From Left: Connie Raffa, Legal Counsel; Christine Swann, Chair; Val Maasdorp, Speaker; Dr. David Lee, Advisory Board member, and Dr. Joseph O’Neill, Speaker.
$40,000 has been granted from both the Oak Foundation and the AJ Jochnick Foundation. Both represent the third consecutive year of granting to Island Hospice. The Oak Foundation funds specific palliative care activities in the large urban district of Chitungwiza, and the AF Jochnick Foundation grant support pediatric palliative care services for children.
Palliative Care as a Human Right
The care of people with life-limiting illnesses up to and including their death is a universal challenge. The skills, humanity, and resources of all nations are tested. Whether people die in affluence or poverty, amidst sophisticated medical technology or relying on the most basic care, our common needs as human beings are universal: comfort, dignity, and love. The modern palliative care movement has grown in response to that universal challenge. How that care is provided, and what resources are brought to its fulfillment, vary enormously around the world. More…