School of Health Systems
Integrating paediatric palliative care into home-based care: an evaluation of 3 home-based care projects
Health Systems Trust
The Nelson Mandela Childrens Fund (NMCF) has, through the Goelama Programme since 2002, funded non-governmental organisations to support orphans and vulnerable children. The focus has been on strengthening households and support systems for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), promoting behaviour change to prevent further spread of HIV, and enhancing integration with local government services. Based on the fact that many children, including orphans, are dying of AIDS, without appropriate palliative care, an expansion of the NMCF Goelama approach is being developed. This is a collaboration between the Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Fund, the NMCF and the Hospice Association of South Africa.