We work with our partners the Mother of Mercy Hospice and the Light of Hope Health Care.
VisionZambia’s Co-ordinator, John Shawa, runs Light of Hope Health Care, a community organisation that offers vital services such as a growth monitoring and feeding programme for children under five and the supply of infant formula milk to mothers who can’t breast feed because of health problems.
The Mother of Mercy Hospice in Chilanga, near Linda, offers free palliative care to patients with TB and HIV/AIDS. There are few alternatives to the hospice locally, so for many people it is a rare beacon of hope. Thanks to our supporters, VisionZambia has been able to cover funds that have allowed the clinic to function. Each month we also deliver palliative drugs like paracetemol and other basic necessities, such as rubber gloves.
The construction of a much-needed X-ray and administration building which is now almost complete. In 2016, the hospice’s inpatient wards re-opened, including a ward for children with HIV. With the right medical treatment and loving care, these children will be grow up to become healthy, productive adults.