Oct 18 2015

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World Palliative Care Day at MMH

10th October  was World Hospice and Palliative Care day, and as this year’s theme was ‘Hidden lives, Hidden patients’  we decided to hold our local celebration in the prison.
The PHC and palliative care teams did a wonderful job of putting up a small pavilion in the prison yard, and showcasing the palliative care services available.
The celebration included lots of speeches, songs, a poem written by one of the prisoners, a speech from a prisoner thanking MMH for caring for them,  an amazing dance featuring a cow built by the prisoners, and a drama from MMH Youth Group.

MMH Youth Group perform at Mulanje Prison

                            MMH Youth Group perform at Mulanje Prison

Prisoners were given soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and we presented the prison with four wheelie bins. The day finished with a football match – MMH staff vs prisoners which was much enjoyed by all.  We also gave likuni phala for everyone yesterday as part of the Palliative Care Day celebrations, continuing MMH efforts, funded by Edinburgh churches, to improve the nutrition of prisoners.

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