Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU), was born in September 1993 commencing with a service and education in parallel. It uses the experience of Professor Merriman in general medicine, geriatrics and palliative care in Europe, Africa and South East Asia. It gets hugely its inspiration from the experience and spirit of Dame Cicely Saunders, the founder of the modern Hospice Movement. The Model consists in both pain control with an affordable, accessible and efficient medicine that is oral morphine, and the provision of holistic care to the patients and their families. Without pain control in the place most suitable to the patient and family, holistic compassionate care cannot be given.
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