Global Care Partners: from Western Colorado to Ilemubla, Africa
HopeWest partnered with Ilembula Palliative Care in Tanzania ten years ago through Global Partners in Care. This organization works to ensure seriously ill patients and their families find compassion and relief from suffering at the end of life. The partnering initiative of Global Partners in Care links African hospice and palliative care providers with American hospices and organizations for programmatic support, financial aid and technical assistance.
The goal of HopeWest’s long-term partnership is to create a bridge between Ilembula and the Western Slope of Colorado, where both hospice organizations can continue to learn from each other.
The partnership is an important step in enhancing compassionate care globally with a vision of a world where individuals and families facing serious illness, death, and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer. HopeWest employees visit every other year with a representative from Tanzania visiting on the in-between.