Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU) is a nongovernmental organization that provides palliative care services to people living with HIV/AIDS (PHA) and cancer. Based in Kampala, HAU aims to scale-up palliative care within and beyond the nation’s borders. From 2005–08, HAU sought to achieve the following objectives: 1) Increase coverage and scope of palliative care services available to PHA and their families; 2) Train health workers and other HIV/AIDS care providers to integrate pain management, symptom control, and end-of-life care into their existing HIV/AIDS support programs; 3) Build the capacity of families, communities, and community-based organizations in palliative care provision; 4) Integrate HIV prevention into palliative care training/education; and 5) Build functional networks linking families, communities, health facilities, and civil society organizations to enhance easy access to palliative care services. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Uganda commissioned an evaluation of its first round of funding to HAU to better understand its approaches and the effect it has had on the uptake of palliative care services. USAID was also interested in comparing HAU approaches and strategies to other palliative care service providers. This report describes the evaluation.
Bongiovanni, Annette and Mary Alexis Greenan. 2009. "Hospice Africa Uganda: End-of-project evaluation of palliative care services." New York: Population Council.
HIV/AIDS Evaluation, Assessment, and Formative Research