In Malawi, cancer diagnoses have more than doubled in the last decade and by 2021, an estimated 180,000 patients and their families will need palliative care.
Rural Malawians with incurable illnesses are amongst the poorest people in the world. Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world and healthcare resources are already stretched.
If you are poor and sick in Malawi then pain relief and even basic food can be out of reach. This means lives are wasted in hunger and pain.
You can help change this, you can show that every life matters.
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No life should be wasted in hunger and pain.
Jeremiah doesn’t think his life matters.
Jeremiah has cancer. He spends his days lying on the ground without even a mattress. With an empty stomach and food in scarce supply, he is hungry and in pain.
Jeremiah is hungry. He and his family get by on one meal a day; always the same ‘pigeon peas’. He needs food to take his medicine and keep strong. Sadly, when you are poor in Malawi, food is scarce.
Your gift will provide Jeremiah with regular healthy meals, giving him the food he needs to take his medication and stay strong.
Cancer is painful. Jeremiah’s blood cancer causes painful swelling in his arms and legs. He has pressure sores on his hip and bottom from not being able to move. He needs pain relief. In a country where even paracetamol is hard to come by, this is not easy.
Your gift will bring morphine and pain relief to Jeremiah and people like him.
Jeremiah’s family are powerless. They want to help him but don’t know how. They don’t understand about cancer or what is happening to their precious child or where they’ll find the strength to keep caring for him.
Your gift will send specialist health workers and trained local pastors to provide Jeremiah and his family with holistic care. They will help Jeremiah and his family to come to terms with his illness and give them the practical and spiritual support they need.