Navigation Links
In Support of World AIDS Day, FHSSA Announces New Partnerships That Include the First In-Country Partnerships in Namibia and The Gambia
Date:12/1/2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, more than 740 children will die of AIDS. In fact, nearly 7,000 people die each day due to HIV/AIDS.

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day of awareness and outreach to help people worldwide understand the impact of HIV/AIDS. A central theme for World AIDS Day 2008 is You Can Make a Difference and the focus is two-fold, that of bringing people together to talk about HIV as well as helping dispel the myths and misconceptions about HIV.

The Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa's (FHSSA) partnering initiative links African hospices and palliative care providers with American hospices and organizations for support, financial assistance, and technical assistance. Through FHSSA's partnering initiative, 75 U.S. organizations in 27 states are partnered with a hospice in one of 16 African countries. These U.S. and African care providers have joined together to make a real difference for those suffering with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life threatening illnesses.

In many countries in Africa there is little or no access to adequate pain medication, little or no access to hospice and palliative care, and desperate situations of suffering, stigma, poverty, and isolation. This is particularly acute for women and children. Yet FHSSA's partners are doing what they can to make a profound difference and on World AIDS Day, FHSSA is proud to announce the addition of six new hospice partnerships:

  • Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care in Virginia with Evangelical Lutheran Church AIDS Programme, the first in-country partnership in Namibia
  • United Hospice of Rockland County in New York with Choice Trust in South Africa
  • VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Brevard in Florida with St. Francis Kouga Hospice in South Africa
  • VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Cincinnati in Ohio with Ripples Health Care in Ghana
  • VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Miami/Dade in Florida with Christian Medical Service and Relief in South Africa
  • VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Inland Empire Program of San Bernardino in California with Hope Life Cooperation, the first in-country partnership in The Gambia

Learn more about FHSSA at www.fhssa.org, or email info@fhssa.org, or call 703-647-5176.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Serotek First to Offer 64-Bit Support
2. In Recognition of WORLD AIDS DAY, Charlotte Bobcats Power Forward, Emeka Okafor, Launches Mobile Texting Campaign in Support of the One Million African Lives Initiative
3. CNSI Selects Edifecs Healthcare Accelerator Suite(TM) for MMIS Solution to Support South Dakota Medicaid Program
4. Top Athletes Join Forces for a New Mission: Athlete-Engineered Skincare to Support Performance and Benefit Charity
5. Free Home Business to Individuals Recovering from Alcoholism Provided by AlcoholSupportGroup.com
6. CVS/pharmacy Raising Funds for the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital(R) Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign to Support Expanded Rehabilitation Services Center
7. Marlo Thomas and St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital(R) Kick Off The 5th Anniversary of the Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign Asking America to Support St. Jude While Shopping this Holiday Season
8. Sermes CRO Deploys Oracle(R) Clinical Applications to Support Growth
9. ALDO Supports World AIDS Day by Donating 100% of Proceeds for Newest ALDO Fights Aids Product
10. Minnesota Nurses Support SEIU Workers at Regina Medical Center, Hastings
11. National Senior and Disability Advocates Agree on Principles for Financing Long-Term Services and Supports
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2016)... , ... May 27, 2016 , ... Two director-level employees ... YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) 2016 honorees. The award recognizes businesswomen ... For this year, Geri Boone, Director of the MLTSS (Managed Long-Term Services and Supports) ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... readers, this installment is bolstered by inspiring human-interest stories, courtesy of awareness-driven celebrities ... within the industry, from leading advocates, associations and industry leaders such as Bioness. ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... in scholarships to students studying complementary medicine. Allison Outerbridge is this year’s ... her award on May 18 at the university’s Student Leadership Awards ceremony. , ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... associated with discovery of thousands of defective respirators, according to court documents and ... the case of William and Becky Tyler v. American Optical Corporation, Case No. ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... The ... Project offering a new model of care for living and healing, celebrated its ... values: Meaningful Life in a Real Home provided by Empowered Staff. , “This is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 Digital ... issuance to it by the US Patent and ... company,s technology includes proprietary processes for electronic opt-­in ... health and wellness programs, HIPAA compliance and otherwise. ... "Our technology allows ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Niederländische Chirurgen haben eine ... Ärzten erlaubt, ihre Expertise weltweit zu teilen und ... Streaming mit einer Instant-Messaging-Funktion und der Möglichkeit, in ... Europa, Afrika, Asien und den USA ... registriert. Information und Weiterbildung   ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... May 24, 2016  Diana Russell suffers from a ... from the inside out.  This disease has put her ... her children and grandchildren to leave her home.  Because ... family cannot haul the wheelchair.  So if there is ... and Diana is left to wait for the bus. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: