Partnership with Hospice of Ethiopia
Caris Healthcare is partnering with Hospice Ethiopia Association to raise funds and awareness for hospice care.
Every day in sub-Saharan Africa, thousands of people die from a life-threatening illness, predominantly HIV/AIDS. Most live their final days and months in pain and without support from caring people.
Due to the overwhelming needs of the thousands of people affected with life-limiting disease and the very limited resources available to hospice organizations, hospice professionals have a difficult time meeting the needs of the patients served. Because of this great need, Caris Healthcare has partnered with Hospice Ethiopia Association to help them to meet the needs of those served.
- More than 6,500 Africans die each day with HIV/AIDS
- More than 6,000 African children are orphaned each day due to the AIDS epidemic
- Last year, 52,000 African children died from HIV/AIDS
- In 2003, more than 120,000 Ethiopians died from HIV/AIDS
Hospice Ethiopia Association, located in Addis Ababa, the capitol of Ethiopia, is a small, privately run organization that serves about 65 patients a day with only four paid workers and many volunteer workers. In addition to a limited number of caregivers, due to governmental restrictions, the organization is able to provide only minimal comfort medications to meet the needs of patients. The organization’s founder, Sr. Tsigereda Yisfawossen, presently serves as director and staff nurse.
What Can We Do to Help?
Financial assistance will be of tremendous benefit!
How far will the U.S. Dollar go for Hospice Services in Ethiopia?
Caris Healthcare is accepting tax-free donations to aide the Hospice Ethiopia Association. The non-profit foundation of Caris Healthcare will contribute 100% of specified donations to the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Candese Walker Memorial Fund
The Your Life, Our Mission Hospice Foundation supports Nurses and Aides in becoming certified in their chosen professions. To achieve certification is a distinct honor that shows additional learning around the needs of hospice patients and their families. There is also a test that must be passed before the certification is awarded. The fund is named in honor and memory of Candese (Candy) Walker who was proud to be pursuing her certification when she lost her life in a tragic accident.
Hands of Grace
The Your Life, Our Mission Hospice Foundation has set aside funds for patients and families to create a unique and meaningful memento. Cans volunteers are trained by Volunteer Coordinators to create a hand casting. Each person’s hands are unique and the hand casting process captures a particular moment in time. During the process a patient and a loved one hold hands. The result is a plaster casting that serves as a memento of a meaningful relationship.
For more information about hospice care or to make a tax-deductible donation to Your Life, Our Mission Hospice Foundation, call Caris Healthcare at 1-866-694-4848.