Rural hospice and palliative careHosparus Health is pleased announced our recent donation of $21,000 to The Shepherd’s Hospice in Sierra Leone to help fund the organization’s palliative care services and training. The Shepherd’s Hospice is a registered non-governmental organization in West Africa that serves more than 3,000 patients a year.

Hosparus Health’s donation is a result of a recent employee-giving campaign in which employees of the Louisville-based nonprofit hospice and palliative organization designated Shepherd’s Hospice as the recipient of their voluntary contributions.

The donation is helping to pay the salary for Shepherd’s Hospice Clinical Officer Kartha Murana, who cares for patients at the organization’s inpatient palliative care center. Murana studied Clinical Science at the University of NJala, graduating in 2018. She now helps train her colleagues at Shepherd’s Hospice in palliative care.

“We have partnered with Shepherd’s Hospice for many years, sending supplies and donations to this wonderful organization that helps so many seriously illness people in Sierra Leone,” says Bob Mueller, Senior Vice President of Development for Hosparus Health. “You can tell by their incredible generosity that our employees understand better than anyone else the important work Shepherd’s Hospice is doing. We are grateful to be able to support their mission in such a meaningful way by providing funds for medical care and training.”

Hospice Care Sierra Leone“Hosparus Health’s donations are helping Kartha translate her skills into compassion and comfort for patients struggling with life-limiting illnesses,” says Gabriel Madiye, Executive Director of The Shepherd's Hospice. “I want to thank the staff members of Hosparus Health, the management and trustees of this partner hospice for their donations and gifts.”

For more about Shepherd’s Hospice, visit theshepherdshospice.com.