People Need Help
The need for palliative care for patients with malignant disease in South East Europe is immense. Deaths from cancer and other terminal illnesses number approximately 41,000 per annum in Romania. In neighboring Serbia cancer claims 20,000 lives. In Moldova there are a further 6,000 deaths. These people need help. We have helped over 12,000 patients and their families since 1992.
Our Key Activities
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Advocacy and Promotion of Hospice Care – We research and raise awareness of the needs of terminally ill patients and their families; promote the medical specialty of hospice and palliative care; and campaign for changes in government policy and targeting of resources towards hospice and palliative care in the countries of South Eastern Europe
Technical Assistance – We provide expert advice to our partners, government and other agencies on the planning and provision of hospice services
Education and Training – We use every opportunity to ensure that as many healthcare professionals, carers and volunteers receive training in hospice and palliative care.
Funding - We raise money from as many ethical sources as possible and seek ways to increase income in order to provide grants for our partners in Romania and surrounding countries to help sustain and develop their hospice services so that we can help more people.