More than £1,500 raised in Aylsham area for unique Ethiopian hospice

Dr Yoseph Mamo. Picture: HOSPICE ETHIOPIA

Dr Yoseph Mamo. Picture: HOSPICE ETHIOPIA - Credit: Archant

More than £1,500 has been raised in north Norfolk to fund end-of-life care at a unique hospice in Ethiopia.

GitAid 2016 was organised by Aylsham doctor Jamie Mumford and his wife Sue, a community palliative care nurse and saw local band the Gits performing in Aldborough and the Mumfords running a stall at this month's Ingworth Trosh.

Hospice Ethiopia is the only hospice, in a country of some 99m people, providing medical palliative care to patients in their homes in Addis Ababa. There is no government funding for it.

Dr Mumford said: 'Since we started visiting in 2012 things are improving. More than 700 health care professionals in Addis Ababa have now had some training in pain assessment. The challenge next year is to take this training to other regions of Ethiopia.'

Next month Dr Yoseph Mamo, of Hospice Ethiopia, and one of only three Ethiopians with a qualification in palliative care, will give a talk in Aylsham on his experiences.


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It will take place at St John's Catholic Church, White Hart Street, Aylsham, on Sunday October 23, from 4-6pm.

Entry is free and there will be tea, cakes and a raffle.

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