Support to Our Partner Hospice
Through Gilchrist’s International Partnership with Nkoaranga Lutheran Hospital’s Hospice and Palliative Care program in Tanzania, the two organizations share information and wisdom, exploring each other’s medical and cultural practices at the end of life. Tanzania events allow Gilchrist to support our partner hospice in Tanzania through the generosity of our donors at home with various fundraisers.
The partnership is sponsored by Global Partners in Care, which encourages the creation of such partnerships to help support end-of-life care in developing countries. The Gilchrist/Nkoaranga partnership is one of more than 80 programs linking end-of-life care organizations in 30 U.S. states with programs in 13 countries in Africa.
Nkoaranga serves about 900 terminally ill patients daily in the rugged, mountainous Arusha region of Tanzania, which continues to be hit hard by the AIDS epidemic. Through our partnership, Gilchrist provides the financial support that allows Nkoaranga to continue to operate and expand to meet the needs of its patients. Nkoaranga staff have visited Baltimore, and Gilchrist staff have visited Tanzania in an effort to better understand how each of us provides care.