Dr Rowan Williams at Norwich Cathedral
Hospice Ethiopia is the only palliative care unit in Ethiopia.
They provide free community based palliative care to terminally ill people within three districts of the capital city. With just one specially trained doctor and three nurses, they serve an estimated population of 900,000.
Through the appeal, your money will go towards providing the Hospice with an off-road rental car for three years. Roads are often rough and of poor quality, and public transport is busy and unreliable. We want to help enable care and equipment to reach those who cannot travel to the hospice.
Cars are expensive and difficult to maintain given the availability of parts. By renting the vehicle all maintenance costs are included; well advised given the quality of the roads.
In addition, the nurses are frequently carrying medicines to their patients, in particular opiate pain killers, which would make them vulnerable on public transport.
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Lent 2017 begins on Wednesday 1 March and ends on Maundy Thursday 13 April.