Hope House is a residential faith based hospice center and is part of Caritas Swaziland’s suite of HIV and AIDS support programs. It was officially opened in 2001. HIV AIDS clients & all terminally ill people, regardless of their religious affiliation, nationality, or age are able to utilize the services of Hope House. Accommodation is provided in individual furnished units.
It is centrally located in Manzini, which is virtually in the middle of Swaziland, making it accessible to clients from all four regions of the country. It is the only known center of its kind in Swaziland and Caritas Swaziland is the only known organization within the country that provides the full range of HIV and AIDS interventions from prevention and impact mitigation through palliative care. Read more
Author: Denise Mortlock
As we approach World Hospice and Palliative Care Day here is a beautiful tribute to one dedicated caregiver from Hope House Hospice in Swaziland. We salute all those who care so lovingly for children with palliative care needs worldwide.
As director of The Rocking Horse Project, I am incredibly privileged to witness amazing acts of care and kindness on a daily basis.
For instance, while watching Phumi, one of the minders we employ, taking care of a very sick child whose parents have died and whose grandmother is overwhelmed with looking after another five grandchildren, I asked this lady what motivated her. This was her response:
In 2007, I observed a discharge from my breast. I immediately rushed to Mbabane Government Hospital where they did thorough tests. They gave me medication and told me to come for review after two months.
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