To build awareness for the challenges that developing countries face in providing adequate hospice and palliative care, the Hospice Foundation has produced two documentary films, Okuyamba and Road to Hope. These films, made in partnership with the Palliative Care Association of Uganda, focus on the lives of patients, children and caregivers as they face these challenges.
A small band of palliative care nurses work tirelessly to ease the pain and suffering of people dying deep in the rural villages of Uganda. Eye opening, heartbreaking, and ultimately inspiring, Okuyamba asks the question, ‘Who will care for those left for dead?’
Using powerful interviews with some of Uganda’s leading palliative care experts, Okuyamba exposes the viewer to the harsh realities of living with life-limiting illnesses in this small, land-locked East African country, where a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS or cancer is often regarded as a death sentence. These patients find life in their final days, with the help of Rose Kiwanuka and her compassionate palliative care professionals. Learn More
Road to Hope
In Sub-Saharan Africa, when a parent is struck with a life-threatening disease, many times a child is forced to become the primary caregiver. With no source of money, the child is forced to quit school to earn whatever living can be found, while still caring for his or her dying parent.
But what happens once the parent dies? For these children, hope is something to be held onto tightly. It’s the hope that there will be someone to offer them the chance at a better life. Road to Hope documents the lives of child caregivers and those they meet on their journey. Learn More