New Year Party at Ndi Moyo

January 16th, 2019

New Year was celebrated late (at least by Western measure) at Ndi Moyo Palliative Care centre in Salima. People who are HIV+ are at a higher risk of all types of cancer. The great majority of patients suffering from it and other potentially terminal illnesses present at the clinic very late, often in severe pain. There is no government funding in Malawi for palliative care. National morphine supplies are erratic, despite financial provision from the Global Fund. Ndi Moyo was founded by Lucy Finch as a response to this very great unmet need for palliative care. Her approach is holistic in the true sense of the word, embracing medicine, wellbeing, natural healing and plain old-fashioned generosity of spirit. The NY party for patients reflects this wonderful humanitarian approach, and is one the reasons we provide some small support to help. It was great to be here for it and needless to say - this is Malawi - it wasn’t long before the chairs were pushed back and the dancing started: the craic was mighty.

NY get-together at Ndi Moyo

Lucy and Nurse Nesta

Chicken on the grill
Nsima prep

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