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Pele receiving palliative care in hospital – reports

Sao Paulo, Brazil | Xinhua | Brazilian football legend Pele is receiving palliative care as he continues to battle colon cancer, according to media reports in the South American country. Doctors are re-evaluating the 82-year-old’s treatment after he stopped responding to chemotherapy, newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo said on Saturday, citing medical …

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Anne Merriman Hospice Africa Foundation launched in Kampala

International Foundation launched to provide care for the sick and dying in Africa The doctor who pioneered palliative care in Uganda Anne Merriman believes a good death is one of the most basic of human rights. “Every human being on the planet no matter their colour, creed or social background should expect a …

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Uganda to boost palliative care training

  The Minister of Health Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye has pledged to support the scaling up of palliative care training in Uganda in order to meet the need of the country’s seriously ill, dying people and their families. “Despite major achievements, especially the work of Hospice Africa Uganda over the last …

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