2007 HEALTH IMPACT AWARD WINNER
Island Hospice was the first organisation in Africa to provide palliative care and support to people with terminal illnesses, their families and carers, as well as a comprehensive therapeutic service for the bereaved. The organisation is based in Zimbabwe, where economic conditions continue to worsen and HIV/AIDS rates are on the rise.
The STARS Impact Award has allowed Island Hospice to reach out directly to many more marginalised children by expanding its work into three new paediatric clinics and offering counselling to over 400 new children. We have also supported Island Hospice in securing a permanent place on GlobalGiving, which provides an online platform for fundraising globally from individual donors.