In the first year of our project, in partnership with people with direct experience of palliative care, we have made shareable media targeted at the public and at national governments, sensitised community leaders to hospice and palliative care, and held training events to build links with national journalists and encourage coverage of palliative care in the media.
Read the Project Annual Report for 2018.
The project is currently in its second year of implementation.
We aim to increase the voice of direct stakeholders (people living with conditions that require palliative care now or may in the future) in South Africa and Ethiopia and share learning throughout Anglophone Africa.
Previous research has identified a low demand for palliative care, and lack of political will as two main barriers to accessing palliative care. This project will address these two issues and should provide lessons for others to use worldwide.
We will engage direct stakeholders to tell their story and speak out about the issues that matter most to them. The project is a model collaboration between international, regional, national and community-level groups, as well as individual patients and carers.
We will share the stories to specific target audiences using social media, as well as through regional and national news media, organisational communications channels, community meetings, and direct advocacy with national governments.
Please see the links below for media produced though the project.
Interview with direct stakeholder Kalkidan on the Ethiopian Broadcasting Station: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm0c8h7_8vY&fbclid=IwAR12W5pvd9CkCTb8JlY1-QI_QZWzW37ehOX98F8C2Lw6Oytrw8QB9howgTo
The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA), The African Palliative Care Association (APCA), the Hospice Palliative Care Association (HPCA) of South Africa and Hospice Ethiopia.
This important project is made possible by the kind support of The Joffe Charitable Trust.