Children
 Indonesia
Project #10284

Pediatric Hospice for the poor in Indonesia

by Yayasan Rumah Rachel ('Rachel House')
Vetted

Summary

Rachel House plans to recruit and train nurses and nurse-aides in Indonesia to provide palliative care for children living with cancer or HIV, free of charge. Without the service, many children from poor families spend their last days in horrific pain without medical assistance. Rachel House's service has reached over 500 children and their families, and provided training for nearly 4000 medical professionals and community volunteers, with the vision that no child should ever have to die in pain
$50,000
total goal
$8,897
remaining
168
donors
1
monthly donor
4
years active

Challenge

Many children from poor families spend their last days in horrific pain. Often, the family would have spent all their savings on finding cure for the sick child; and when curative treatment is no longer viable, the child would be taken home with little or no pain medication for symptom management. Palliative care in Indonesia is at its infancy. Medical professionals are still focussing on cure while sacrificing symptom management. Pain is to be tolerated, especially so for the poor.

Solution

Rachel House provides not only home-based palliative care service for patients and their families, but also palliative care training for medical professionals throughout the health system (12 public hospitals and primary health clinics in Jakarta) and community volunteers. As part of its effort to develop a world-class palliative care ecosystem in Indonesia, Rachel House also provides palliative care training for nurses in collaboration with major universities.

Long-Term Impact

Having established the home-based palliative care service as a model, and the broad-based palliative care training available throughout the health system, Rachel House's efforts in mobilising the participation of community volunteers will help bring us closer to making palliative care available and accessible by all children in need in Indonesia.

Resources

http:/​/​www.rachel-house.org

Organization Information

Yayasan Rumah Rachel ('Rachel House')

Location: Jakarta, DKI Jakarta - Indonesia
Website: http:/​/​www.rachel-house.org
Project Leader:
Lynna Chandra
Jakarta, Indonesia

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.