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Hospice and Palliative Care in AfricaA Review of Developments and Challenges$
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Michael Wright and David Clark

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199206803

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.001.0001

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(p.383) Chapter 20 Zambia
Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa

Michael Wright (Contributor Webpage)

David Clark

Jennifer Hunt

Oxford University Press

Zambia (population 10.7 million) is a landlocked country in Southern Africa that covers an area of 5, 664 km2. Palliative care is provided by six organizations delivering a total of twenty services. A feature of Zambian palliative care services is the prominence of the inpatient unit. The chapter describes the Mother of Mercy Hospice, Jon Hospice, Ranchhod House, Our Lady's Hospice, Martin Hospice, and Cicetekelo Hospice (Ndola Hospice). In particular, their reimbursement and funding for services, opioid availability and consumption, palliative care coverage, education and training, and palliative care workforce capacity are summarized. The national and professional organizations include Catholic Archdiocese of Lusaka and Zambian Palliative Care Association. Moreover, it addresses the history and development of hospice-palliative care in Zambia.

Keywords:   Zambia, Mother of Mercy Hospice, Jon Hospice, Ranchhod House, Our Lady's Hospice, Martin Hospice, Cicetekelo Hospice, education, training

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