Yotkom Palliative Care Project
The need in Uganda is great
Only 11% of those who need pain control and palliative care access it in Uganda.
Palliative care services are being offered in only 4.8% of the public hospitals in the country.
Help Yotkom do more to alleviate suffering and pain in our community, especially those with cancer and terminal illnesses.
Help people in Northern Uganda to die with dignity
Support the families of the dying.
What we have now
A trained medical officer, Joan, who has completed a 12 month course in Palliative Care.
Approval by the Palliative Care Association of Uganda to be a focal centre and have access to all necessary drugs.
An existing team of doctors, nurses and allied health workers willing to assist.
A 50 bed hospital facility with pharmacy, diagnostic imaging and operating theatres.
A Yotkom vehicle and driver
What we can do with your help
Form a palliative care team
Start a regular palliative care outreach, visiting rural communities and helping those with advanced disease to access pain relief and other palliative care services.
Improve access to oral morphine and other necessary drugs for managing terminal illness and cancer in the home.
Employ someone dedicated to supportive counselling of the dying and those bereaved.
Create an environment which will support relatives with necessary services after their loved ones die.
Set aside hospital beds dedicated to provide inpatient care to people in end stage disease.
Create a dedicated palliative care ward with trained staff
Upskill and educate our team of health workers on pain management and palliative care
and become known as a centre of excellence for Palliative Care in Northern Uganda.
Funding is being sought for a 2 year pilot project
Donations will be used in the following way:
Salaries for: Palliative Care Medical Officer. Counsellor/ Social worker. Palliative Care Nurse
2 beds in the hospital
Bereavement and funeral services