Jul 19, 2020

HELP TRANSPORT 7000 WOMEN FOR CANCER TREATMENT

WHO WE ARE

Patient Relief Mission exists to improve cancer care and management of female patients and their caregivers by providing hostel accommodation to those who come from rural areas in order to receive their treatment from the Uganda Cancer Institute who otherwise would have no-where to stay in the city while undergoing treatment. Patient Relief Mission was founded in 2016 with the aim of ending the needless suffering for cancer patients in Kampala, Uganda. 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

Our program is a new venture in Uganda, where there is only one treatment place for cancer that is Uganda Cancer Institute situated in Kampala. With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting everyday life, we thank you for your continued support and wish you and your community health and peace. Patient Relief Mission was able to transport 1100 women patients to/from the hospital for the period of April to June 2020. Totaling to 3,500 (2,400 + 1,100) patients transport in a period of six (6) months (January to June/2020). During their stay, we have been able to provide them with 3 meals per day, accommodation, and Psycho-social support as a supplement to their treatment.

 

THE CHALLENGES

The COVID-19 pandemic which led to the national lockdown of Uganda from the end of March 2020 to date has negatively impacted the operations of Patient Relief Mission and everyday life of our women patients with Cancer. Right now, Patient Relief Mission faces new challenges of; increased transport costs, increased food costs, stranded patients at home due to restriction of movement, and delayed treatment of cancer patients caused by focus shift by the nation to Covid-19 pandemic. As we adapt to these unprecedented circumstances, we will continue to serve our communities as best we can, in order to achieve our goals and objectives in an effective manner.

 

CONCLUSION

As COVID-19 continues to spread, the future has never felt so unpredictable. These are challenging times for us all, and we hope you’re in good spirits and health! Right now, we’re doing everything possible to sustain daily operations and provide services to our women patients with cancer. While there’s a lot of uncertainty, we know that we need to adapt fast to our changing reality. Now, more than ever, our community needs us. And we need you. To donate go here: http://goto.gg/43833

We thank you for your continued support that is enabling us to make an impactful difference to the vulnerable patients under our care


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May 18, 2020

HELP TRANSPORT 7000 WOMEN FOR CANCER TREATMENT

Background

Patient Relief Mission exists to improve cancer care and management of female patients and their care-givers by providing hostel accommodation to those who come from rural areas in order to receive their treatment from the Uganda Cancer Institute who otherwise would have no-where to stay in the city while undergoing treatment. Patient Relief Mission was founded in 2016 with the aim of ending the needless suffering for cancer patients in Kampala, Uganda. 

Achievement

Our programme is a new venture in Uganda, where there is only one treatment place for cancer that is Uganda Cancer Institute situated in Kampala. Most patients come from as far as 400kms a way for treatment and yet the institute does not provide accommodation in terms of patient wards hence ending up on verandas with no-where to stay while undergoing treatment. All our initiatives run in partnership with the Ministry of Health Uganda and Uganda Cancer Society.

We were able to transport 2400 patients to/from the hospital, provided 3 meals per day and accommodation for the period of January to March 2020. During their stay, we have been able to provide them with Psycho-social support as a supplement to their treatment.

The Challenges

Different cancer patients are given specific diet requirements by health professionals. Patient Relief mission has however been able to generalize the meals due to lack of finances which has caused setbacks towards the achievement of our objectives of cancer care and management. We intend to start giving specific diet to different patients as per Doctor’s specifications to enable us to catchup and achieve our goals and objectives in an effective manner.

 

Conclusion

We strongly believe that together we can give means of treatment and survival to Cancer patients. Thank you for your support to Patient Relief Mission and the female Cancer patients in need. To donate go here: http://goto.gg/43833

 

We thank you for your continued support that is enabling us to make an impactful difference to the vulnerable patients under our care


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