The Ndi Moyo Palliative Care Trust is dedicated to providing high quality palliative care to patients with HIV/AIDs and cancer in the Saima district of Malawi, as well as strenghtening the development of palliative care elsewhere in the country.
Since it was founded 9 years ago, Ndi Moyo has provided practical and emotional support to over 1000 patients in sever pain, and extended care to the families of those patients.
It has established a reputation as a centre of excellence, attracting attention both nationally and internationally for its pioneering work.
Ndi Moyo is now seeing funding to help build on this success, both to enhance the care and support it provides to patients and their families and to maximise its impact on the wider health system.
At a glance
Over 90% of Ndi Moyo's patients have cancers associated with HIV.
In its first 9 years, Ndi Moyo has:
Cared for more than 1,000 patients and their families
Introduced palliative care support to seven outreach clinics, including Salima Distric Hospital
Acheived national recognition as one of three palliative care training centres in Malawi
Trained over 100 health professionals and 215 community volunteers
11% of Malawi's population is HIV posotive, and ill patients commonly suffer complications from associated cancers such as Kaposi's Sarcoma, or cancers of the oesophagus, breast and cervix.
Good for Life has so far contributed to cover the cost of examination couches and lamps, together with the cost of running an ambulance and driver.
To date patients to the Salima District Hospital and also take clinical staff to outreach centers to train other healthcare staff on the princapalls of pallatiave care.