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What is Meru Hospice

Meru Hospice is a charitable trust fund that is committed to reduce the suffering of individuals with incurable diseases especially cancer in Meru county and its environs.Because cancer is causing suffering to hundreds of people and families; Meru Hospice exists to improve the quality of life of these individuals and their families while at the same time creating awareness within the community about cancer prevention, the need for cancer screening and the opportunity to get care, especially at home.

Little knowledge on cancer prevention and care within the community.

Majority of the community members have little information concerning cancer prevention, early diagnosis, care and management. For this reason they do not take precautions to prevent cancer or do voluntary cancer screening for early detection. Myths have also been a stumbling block towards seeking medical care.

High increase in number of advanced cancers

Meru is experiencing a rapid increase in Cancer cases. Most people seeking medical care are diagnosed at advanced stages thus little or no cure can be achieved. The patients are therefore in dire need of palliative care services. The Hospice currently has over 400 persons with advanced cancer under its care.

Lack of enough resources

As the need of palliative care increases, donor funding which has been the major source of financing is declining due to the global financial crisis. This has presented challenges in the continuation of palliative care in a holistic manner to cater for the rapidly increasing number of patients.

OUR FINANCIAL BUDGET

Meru Hospice is a non‐profit making organization that depends on local and foreign supporters to raise the much‐needed resources to provide quality care. Patient numbers are rising making it absolutely necessary to raise funds to meet this rising demand for these essential service.


OUR IMPACT

Meru County takes lead in the number of cancer cases in the country. Cancers of the GIT (gastrointestinal track also known as the digestive system) system are most common followed by breast, then cervical cancer and in fourth place is prostate cancer. The hospice currently has about 500 cancer patients receiving palliative care. Children, while not as many, are also beneficiaries of care.


Breast & cervical cancer screening

95%

Create awareness on cancer prevention, early diagnosis, care and management

75%

Home visits to check on the patient’s condition and supervise care

90%

Prevention & Treatment of opportunistic infections

98%

HELP TO RAISE FUND

Total Requirement of funds is Ksh 10,984,824

Ksh 258,000 Funds raised till date

DONATOR REVIEWS

How We Work .

Meru Hospice is a charitable trust fund that is committed to reduce the suffering of individuals with incurable diseases especially cancer in Meru county and its environs.Because cancer is causing suffering to hundreds of people and families; Meru Hospice exists to improve the quality of life of these individuals and their families while at the same time creating awareness within the community about cancer prevention, the need for cancer screening and the opportunity to get care, especially at home.

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CONTACT US

Committed to Reduce Pain & Suffering Of those with life limiting illnesses.


OUR LOCATION

Next to Imenti North CDF offices.

ADDRESS : P.O BOX 1460 - 60200 MERU


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