Congratulations to the 2022 IAHPC Institutional Recognition Award Winners
It is with great pleasure that the IAHPC announces the winners of the IAHPC Institutional Recognition Awards, which celebrate institutions dedicated to developing and providing palliative care to improve the quality of life of patients with serious health related suffering.
Three institutions located in low, middle and high-income countries were selected for the three prizes, each consisting of a US$1000 cash prize and a one-year IAHPC institutional membership.
Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU) won the Low-income country award. HAU was founded in Kampala in 1993 by Professor Dr. Anne Merriman with a vision: “Palliative Care for all in need in Africa”. In 1998, HAU founded Mobile Hospice Mbarara and Little Hospice Hoima. Currently, HAU is a team of 80 staff and volunteers. HAU has cared for over 35,000 patients, children and adults regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, political, socioeconomic status.
Pallium India won the Middle-income country award. Pallium India was founded by Dr M.R. Rajagopal, who was honored by the Government of India with the Padma Shree award in 2018.
Pallium India's vision is to ensure that ten million people suffering from serious health-related suffering in India have access to palliative care. Pallium’s work in Trivandrum, Kerala has footprints in 27 states within India and beyond.
The High-income country winner is Anam Cara House Colac, Australia. Anam Cara House is a tranquil rural Hospice set in spacious grounds, offering a choice in care for people of all ages who are living with a long term or life-limiting illness. Its mission is to provide the South-West
Victoria community with excellence in respite and end of life care within a home-like environment, embracing respect and compassion for all people. Anam Cara supports home care by providing respite for loved ones to give their caregivers a break, or short-term care for those without a caregiver at home. It also offers in-home respite to families with a loved one nearing the end-of-life.
More information regarding the winners will be provided in the May IAHPC Newsletter.
Please join the IAHPC in congratulating the 2022 Individual Recognition Award winners.
The IAHPC team
All photos has been used with permission. Each institution provided a photo of the setting and team.