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December 2016

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Our Vision

A Zimbabwe where people access quality palliative & bereavement care to reduce suffering & pain & improve the quality of their lives

News in Brief

  • We end the year after a busy quarter commencing with the development of a new strategy. Over the next 3 years Island will continue to focus on delivery of quality palliative & bereavement care services & strengthen its research & advocacy efforts
  • True Colours Trust awarded Island with a 2 year grant for key staff (nurses & social workers) & medication. This support is critically needed. Thank you True Colours
  • During September we held our 37th AGM. From 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 Island supported patients & clients with palliative & bereavement services as follows:
    • 14 908 home visits
    • 81 hospital visits
    • 2 048 office consults
    • 814 clients provided with bereavement & psychosocial support services
    • 326 bereaved children & young carers supported
  • In October we flew in to Nairobi to learn how to digitalize our data for the Better Health for Older Persons in Africa (BHOPA) Project by Help Age International
  • The management team visited our Marondera & Mutare branches to plan for 2017
  • Island, Hospice UK and the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance hosted an event on community palliative care and Universal Health Care in London:
  • While in London we met with new & existing donors, Zimbabweans & Rotarians in the UK to raise awareness. A big thank you to everyone involved
  • We supported the Ministry of Health & Childcare in selecting the consultants that will develop the healthy aging strategy for Zimbabwe
Island in the News

Island published several articles. Click on links below to learn more:
Having trouble understanding what palliative care is? True Colours Trust & APCA developed a short but concise animation video to explain. Its on our global giving page here:

Advocacy & Networking

Island has been making a lot of noise in an effort to ensure that the 1 in 60 Zimbabweans in need of palliative care get it. Here's what we have been up to:

  • We participated in the World Hospice & Palliative Care Day (aired on ZBC!)
  • Island spoke about the importance of opioids at the pharmaceutical association conference
  • We met the Perm Sec for health & his top team to talk about how we can realize the WHA67.19 Resolution  
  • Island spoke at Community Working Group for Health Annual National Meeting. We showed this film & asked what is the cost of not caring?
  • We participated in the National Cancer Control workshop in Bulawayo
  • Staff participated in the ICPCN 'Hats On' campaign
  • Island attended the 2nd Africa Regional conference of Gerontology & Geriatrics
  • Volunteer Pricila Mabande continues to lead our Island Insights show on Star FM
  • We are active on social media! Click links below to join the debate
Donors & Partners

Thank you to everyone that supports Island. For the last quarter special thanks goes to:
  • The fundraising team lead by Glynis Piers!
  • Meikles Foundation for hosting the Cup for Cancer high tea fundraiser
  • Pat Izzet & the Squash Association of Zimbabwe for supporting Takkie Day
  • All schools, individuals & corporates that participated in Takkie Day!
  • The Yoga Room for supporting the month of fitness in November
  • Paul West and his generous friends for donating his birthday. Over $1,000 was donated. Please consider donating your next birthday to Island:
  • Zimpapers for participation in Takkie Day, & hosting the Powerwalk
  • Rosetta Life Dare to Dream Project
  • ZimSculpt
  • Phil Di Sorbo and Barbara Glaser for funding our doctor  
  • Toyota for donating 2 smart phones to support our clinical team
  • Ken Dixon of Print Works for pro bono editing services
  • SCGH social work leadership group
  • Hospice UK
  • Taberer Famliy
  • Claire Morris
  • Print Works
  • Adrenalin Advertising
  • Skynet
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For more news and info.... 

Tune into Island Insights on the Breeze on Star FM Tuesdays at 11:15am.
Attend our next volunteer orientation session on 20 January from 09:00am-11:00am

Join us at our final fundraiser for the year 2016 at the Rob Burrell concert 21 December at the Tin-Roof from 7pm, tickets available at Island offices, Tin Roof, Folios Book Shops (Borrowdale and Arundel)

Island is operating a nursing agency & medical equipment hire service. For information please email

Follow us on social media by clicking on the links below

Many thanks to everyone that supported us in 2016. Island wishes you a prosperous 2017 
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