KCCAFC, Onduparaka FC In Charity Partnership to Support Palliative Care

Jackson Nunda (L) against Onduparaka at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo

KCCA FC and Onduparaka FC have partnered with Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) to organize a fundraising drive to support New Life Hospice Arua (NELIHA) to establish a permanent home in Arua.

A charity friendly game between KCCA FC and Onduparaka FC will be played on 16th June, 2018 at StarTimes stadium to fundraise for the establishment of the first building for NELIHA.

Palliative Care is an approach that improves the quality of patients and their families facing problems associated with life threatening illness. Improvement comes through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, and then assessment and treatment of pain and other problems – physical, psychological and spiritual.

Palliative care service provision began in Uganda in 1993 through the establishment of Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU). Formed in 1999, PCAU is a membership organization for all Palliative Care providers in Uganda. In collaboration with Ministry of Health PCAU has played a key role in initiating and scaling up palliative care provision.

The purpose of the Fundraising event for New Life Hospice Arua is to establish the first building for NELIHA to serve and relieve pain and suffering among communities in West Nile and neighboring countries.

Two football games between KCCA FC and Onduparaka FC will be held in Kampala and Arua towns. Both events are expected to attract 10,000 participants. The football matches will be organized in a way that one will be played in Kampala at StarTimes Stadium on 16th June 2018 and another at Betway Greenlight Stadium on 30th June 2018.

The two events are expected to raise 500 million Uganda Shillings, which is the estimated cost of establishing the first building for NELIHA with its facilities. The building will house a patient’s waiting room, three office rooms and hostel capacity for at least 20 cancer patients receiving treatment at Arua Regional referral Hospital and patients in transit after referral to Uganda Cancer institute (UCI)