This report details the clinical visits made, meetings held, and teaching carried out during a three week visit to Addis Ababa in March & April 2017. These were conducted on behalf of Hospice Ethiopia UK (the newly registered UK charity formerly known as the Norwich group supporting Hospice Ethiopia) and the International Consortium. The visit was … Continue reading Hospice Ethiopia Report, Spring 2017
Congratulations to Tim and John Morgan who have raised a massive £2765 (as of the 16th April 2017) for Hospice Ethiopia! This is extra impressive given that the pool turned on the wave machine half way through… Many thanks to those of you who have been so generous – this money will make a huge … Continue reading Tim & John do the Swimathon
Come and hear about the extraordinary work that your help is funding. An illustrated talk by Sue Mumford (palliative care nurse) and Dr Jamie Mumford (GP).
Hewyot was referred to Hospice Ethiopia by an Elder Leader. 70 years old, she had extreme pain in her right lower leg. Her distress was palpable, she was shaking uncontrollably, breathing rapidly, confined to her bed, her pulse was sky high, she was dehydrated and her mouth was sore. She was also a diabetic and had … Continue reading Patient Story: Hewyot
Fetle is 24. She was diagnosed with breast cancer 6 months ago. Sadly the disease had already spread and could not be cured. When she came to us she was suffering with pain in her breast, spine, underarm and left leg. She had no pain killers. The breast cancer had spread through the skin, causing an open … Continue reading Patient Story: Fetle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFYm6Fc2zM0 In 2017 the Bishop's Appeal in Norwich will be focused on raising money to provide a car for Hospice Ethiopia to reach those in need of palliative care. Through the appeal, your money will go towards providing the Hospice with an off-road rental car for three years. Roads are often rough and of poor quality, … Continue reading The Diocese of Norwich supports Hospice Ethiopia in the Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2017
Blog as originally featured in the BMJ Opinion, 27 May 2016. http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2016/05/27/jamie-and-sue-mumford-palliative-care-in-ethiopia/ We have recently returned from our fourth visit to Addis Ababa. With less than 1% of the estimated 150,000 new cancer cases annually in Ethiopia receiving specialist oncological treatment , the need for affordable palliative care in the country is huge. Hospice Ethiopia, … Continue reading Hospice Ethiopia in the British Medical Journal
A twinning arrangement between palliative care specialists in Norfolk and hospices in Ethiopia is starting to make “progress” in the Africa country, according to a nurse involved with the scheme. Article in the Nursing Times, https://www.nursingtimes.net/clinical-archive/end-of-life-and-palliative-care/norfolk-nurse-sees-slow-progress-in-ethiopian-palliative-care/5082876.article