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I was sick and you cared for me: A church-based response to palliative care in Tanzania

Since 2009 Tearfund has been supporting church-based partners to implement palliative care as part of a two-year pilot initiative in Tanzania’s lake zone. Palliative care aims to address the multiple challenges faced by people with life-limiting illnesses, providing pain and symptom management, and emphasising quality of life for people and their families. This case study identifies the approaches used, describes the main successes and challenges of a churchbased model and draws some conclusions as to ways forward. It will be of interest to those seeking to engage in palliative care in other contexts, particularly working through a church or community-based response as demonstrated in this pilot. The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund (the Fund) is the main donor of the pilot through its Palliative Care Initiative. Tanzania is one of seven focus countries where the Fund works to ensure that palliative care is available to those with HIV, cancer and other life-limiting illnesses

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Uploaded on: Mar 27, 2015
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2015
Year Published: 2011


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Resource Type: Practitioner Resources Issues: Health Tool Type: Reports / Research Method: Research Languages: English Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa