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In celebration of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, FHSSA Announces Seven New Partnerships Between U.S. Organizations and African Hospices
Date:10/8/2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The facts are overwhelming. Every day, nearly 7,000 people die from HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. More than 35,000,000 women, children, and men in sub-Saharan Africa have already died of AIDS. The Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa is working to ensure the dying and their families find compassion and relief from suffering at the end of life. FHSSA's innovative partnering initiative links African hospices and palliative care providers with American hospices and organizations for programmatic support, financial aid, and technical assistance.

In honor of this year's World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, celebrated worldwide on October 11, FHSSA is proud to announce six new partnerships and FHSSA's first "Friend of FHSSA."

-- Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado with Ilembula in

Tanzania

-- Hospice of Central New York with Island Hospice Chikwaka in Zimbabwe

-- Montezuma Hospice of Cortez, CO with Macheme Lutheran Hospital in

Tanzania

-- Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut with Haydom Hospital in Tanzania

-- The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in South Bend, Indiana with

Palliative Care Association of Uganda

-- VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Middlebury in Connecticut with Gonja

Lutheran Hospital in Tanzania

-- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in North Dakota

is the first Friend of FHSSA

FHSSA has 73 active partnerships in 15 African countries and 27 states in the United States, and is launching new partnerships on an ongoing basis.

"This is an exciting time for Hospice of Central New York and in our partnership with Island Hospice in Zimbabwe," said Dale B. Johnson, CEO. "Our agency was one of the first to partner, and our new affiliation with Island's new rural location in Chikwaka signa
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SOURCE Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa
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