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For over three decades, more than 60,000 patients and their family members have turned to us for care and comfort during difficult times.
As Colorado’s leader in hospice and palliative care we are committed to caring for everyone who comes through our door wherever they call home.
The Denver Hospice cares for the elderly at the end of their long, rich lives, those struck far too young by advanced illness, offers comfort to those who choose to battle their life-limiting illness, offers comfort and grief counseling to families and friends.

Selian Lutheran Hospice, Tanzania

 



Hospice Care In Tanzania

US-African Hospice Partnerships are helping to develop hospice care in Africa. Global Partners In Care, a program of NHPCO, helps to connect and support these partnerships. Since 2001, The Denver Hospice has had a partnership with Selian Lutheran Hospice in Arusha, Tanzania. Being partnered with an African hospice involves a two-way exchange of ideas, staff, and approaches to hospice, as well as a commitment by the US hospice to give moral, educational and financial support.  Selian cares for an average of over 5,000 patients with only 16 professional staff and nearly 300 volunteers. The majority of Selian patients are HIV positive and many of those also have TB. Selian provides medications, basic food supplies, and social and spiritual support.  They also provide support to thousands of orphans and vulnerable children in the area.

The Selian model of home hospice care has been replicated throughout Tanzania. 16 new hospice programs were started from 2006 - 2010 through a USAID grant. Selian has served as a clinical training center for these new hospice programs, and they continue to train hospice and palliative care professionals and volunteers from around the region. The influence of Selian hospice is spreading not just in their own service area, but throughout Tanzania and even elsewhere in Africa.