Nov 16, 2020

JULY 2020 REPORT

WHO WE ARE?
We are A Ray of Hope for Cancer Victims.
Patient Relief Mission aspires to improve cancer care and management for female patients and their care-givers by providing hostel accommodation and feeding 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.

SUCCESS STORIES/MILESTONES
Our programme is a new venture in Uganda, where there is only one treatment hospital for cancer that is Uganda Cancer Institute, situated in Kampala. With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting everyday life in the country, we are very grateful for the continued support from all our donors and partners which has enabled us to continue caring for our patients.
Patient Relief Mission (PRM) was able to accommodate and transport 48 cancer patients with their caretakers to and from the hospital for the period from July to October 2020. During their stay at PRM, we provided them with 3 meals each day, and accommodation because they did not have anywhere else to stay during that period as they undergo treatment, and we offered Psycho-social support as a supplement to their treatment.

THE CHALLENGES
The COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the operations of Patient Relief Mission and the life of our Cancer patients. Patient Relief Mission is facing the following challenges; increased costs for food, some difficulty in raising the transport fare from their respective home areas to travel to the cancer Institute due to increased transport costs, and also the process for getting patients to PRM hostel had slowed down because they have to first be tested for Covid-19 before they are sent to PRM. As we adapt to these alterations, we will continue to serve our community better in order to achieve our goals and objectives in an effective manner.

PRAYER REQUESTS
We invite you to join us in praying for;
1. Our patients to recover so they can move on with their families and settle in their families smoothly.
2. Our staff to continue serving no matter the challenging pandemic.
3. That we enlarge and have enough space that can take on more patients who need our support.

CONCLUSION
As COVID-19 continues to spread, the future is so unpredictable. These are challenging times for the country and world at large, however, this will not stop us from making a difference in our community. We are doing everything possible to sustain the daily operations. While there’s a lot of uncertainty, we know that our community needs us more so we have to adapt fast to the changing reality and we need you to keep us at your hearts.
We thank you for your continued support that is enabling us to make a difference to the vulnerable patients under our care. It is our wish that you and your community will stay safe, healthy and peacefull.
Kindly follow this link to donate and help PRM care for the vulnerable cancer patients: http://goto.gg/43833.

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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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