The UKFTSH support The Shepherd's Hospice in Sierra Leone, a Non-Governmental Organisation which enables people living in some of the poorest conditions in the world to access appropriate health care.

In particular the UKFTSH is the sole present funder for the community palliative care team, financing staff salaries, staff education and training, drugs,transport and a patient support fund.

This team provides health care both in clinics and in the community for people suffering from diseases such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, TB and malaria.

Regular monitoring visits are carried out to oversee use of funds and development of the work of TSH.

Read more about how UKFTSH started.

Read Mark Doyle's (BBC International Development Correspondent) report about health care in Sierra Leone, including the work of The Shepherd's Hospice. (3 Feb 2011)

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A message of support...

I have been an active supporter of the hospice movement since 1982 and one of the most inspiring stories I have come across in recent years is of the work of The Shepherd’s Hospice in post war-torn Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries in the world.

It is bringing care and relief to an increasing number of people with illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and cancer for whom neither care nor relief were previously available.

So I urge you to support this UK charity, which is currently sole funder of this vital palliative care programme. Please "share in the care!"

Martyn Lewis CBE

Broadcaster and Vice President, Hospice UK

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