Today sees the launch of our handbook “Inspiring Hope: Helping churches to care for the sick” at the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) conference in Johannesburg. It’s intended to inform, inspire and equip churches in Africa to play their part in caring for people with life limiting diseases within their own communities. Although written from an African perspective, much of it is relevant to churches across the world – even, dare I say it, in developed countries like the UK.
The APCA conference itself is an amazing event and is packed with opportunities to hear about the huge impact that a relatively small group of people and organisations are having on the lives of millions of people living with life limiting diseases. However, despite their Herculean efforts, the need for good palliative care is expanding massively, and only a small proportion of those that need it get it.
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