Membership Matters

Volume 23, Number 11: November 2022

A World Day Report from Zambia

By Munkombwe Wisdom Muleya
Livingstone Palliative Care, Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone Palliative Care team members at Radio Zambezi FM. Photo used with permission.

On October 7, 2022, Radio Zambezi FM held a live program with members of the Livingstone Palliative Care team. Their goal was to sensitize the public about their role in the care of patients with life-limiting illnesses.

Dr. Bweupe presents a cash donation to St. Joseph’s Sister in Charge, Sr. Amirtha. Photo used with permission.

The next day, on World Hospice & Palliative Care Day, the team visited patients at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Livingstone. The reason for the visit was to interact with patients and offer psychosocial and economic support to the hospice. The team also offered spiritual support to the patients; Father John was on hand to provide Holy Communion and pray for patients.

It was a joyous moment for members of the palliative care team to make a donation to the hospice, money raised by Livingstone Palliative Care members.

“What matters is not necessarily the amount of money we have given, although the donation must be meaningful,” said one member. “But what matters most is the heart with which it has been given, because palliative care is driven by love. When you do something out of love, it gives you satisfaction, and today I feel inner satisfaction for meeting the needs of the chronically ill.”

The team also made a financial donation to the hospice from the resources raised by members. Below,

Great idea!

St. Joseph’s Hospice in Livingstone, Zambia, built a fish farm in 2022 as a route to financial sustainability. The intention is for the farm to become a reliable stream of income to support the smooth running of the hospice, such as defraying the cost of food, medicines, and other operational costs. Photo used with permission.

A fresh stream of income at St. Joseph’s Hospice. Photo used with permission.

List of Members

A list of individuals who joined, or renewed their membership with, IAHPC during the past month.

Membership renewals
Name Country
Irena Laska Albania
Therese Engeler Australia
Maria Beatriz Thompson Belize
Angelica Massako Yamaguchi Brazil
Kenfack Jiofack Fulbert Cameroon
Abdul Shukkoor Annavukadavu Canada
Sanjay Dhiraaj India
Harre Haren Ramasamy Malaysia
Jorge Arturo Meza Herrera Moro Mexico
Elizabeth Onuwa Ogboli Nwasor Nigeria
Barbara Amity Flores Philippines
Carlo Miguel Matanguihan Philippines
Ma Eileen Ramones Sianghio Philippines
Diana Camelia Moldovan Romania
Byamukama Polycarp Uganda
Matthew Allsop United Kingdom
Lyla Correoso Thomas United States
New members
Name Country
Santiago Molina Argentina
Davinia Seah Australia
Medeiros Suelen Brazil
Karina Austin Canada
Ximena Pucheu Chile
Dheeraj Dumir India
Mami Parija India
Mostafa Ahadi Shahri Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Ninar Skheita Lebanon
Zeina El Hachem Lebanon
Olamide Odugbose Nigeria
Elizabeth Díaz Peru
Carneiro Rui Portugal
Ariana Rosiu Romania
Jo Johnson United Kingdom
Julieta Gilson United States
Laury Wallace United States
Samuel Borer United States
Njekwa Yuyi Lumbwe Zambia

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