Vision & Mission

Island Hospice & Healthcare (Island) was established in 1979 as the first hospice in Africa. Island is a registered Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO# W.O 27/9)

 

Vision

A Zimbabwe where people access quality palliative and bereavement care to reduce suffering and pain and improve the quality of their lives.

 

Mission

Island Hospice and Healthcare, being a centre of excellence, provides quality palliative care services and support to those with life threatening illnesses and the bereaved through comprehensive direct care, capacity development, partnerships, research and advocacy.

 

 

Major Milestones

1979 1st hospice in Africa
1987  First Aids patient
1994  Dr Elizabeth Kubler Ross visits Island
2007  World of Children Award: Rona Martin
2007  Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Team Work Award: Val Maasdorp
2007 Stars Foundation Impact Award
2007 Inter-country regional trainer - APCA
2013 Runner up “Educator of the year award”: Francis Tsikayi
2017 WHO nominates Island to be evaluated as a demonstration site for Africa.

Vision

A Zimbabwe where people access quality palliative and bereavement care to reduce suffering and pain and improve the quality of their lives.

  • Pain management
  • Symptoms treatment
  • Counselling services
  • Bereavement therapy
  • Caregiving training

Mission

Island Hospice and Healthcare, being a centre of excellence, provides quality palliative care services and support to those with life threatening illnesses and the bereaved through comprehensive direct care, capacity development, partnerships, research and advocacy.

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