Hospice care in Kenya
October 5, 2006 Thursday 3PM CT
This hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, Jean Feraca and her guest talk about hospice care in Kenya.
- Bactrin Killingo, director of Meru Hospice in Meru, Kenya
- Jill 10/5/06: "I am listening to your show on the Meru Hospital with special interest. I visited Meru in August with a group from Green Bay called KenyaHELP (www.kenyahelp.net). The group is a grass roots organization based in Green Bay and Meru whose mission is to help talented, yet impoverished children in Meru Kenya attend high school. In Kenya, families must pay tuition for children to attend high school. KenyaHELP sponsors many students whose families have been affected by HIV/AIDS. The work that that Meru Hospice is doing is VERY important to the Meru Community. The prevalence of HIV/AIDS is overwhelming and tragic in Kenya. I truly appreciate HERE ON EARTH exploring these issues on WPR."
- Yvonne 10/5/06: "I want to thank the doctor from Meru Kenya for his informative talk. My husband and I sponsor a little girl's education through the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging. She lives in Meru, Kenya. The doctor's talk helped me to understand her culture better. She writes me wonderful letters from a child's point of view. I didn't understant the stigma attached to persons with terminal illnesses. (She doesn't have one but I had written to her about a member of my family being ill). Very interesting topic! Hospice is great."