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Zaria Association Marks World Hospice, Palliative Day

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By; SANI  ALIYU, Zaria 

The  Zaria  Palliatives  Care  Association in collaboration  with  Ahmadu  Bello University  Teaching Hospital  (ABUTH) management  have  observed  the  World  Palliatives  Care  Day  Celebration 2020.

Speaking  to  newsmen  on the   day,  the  Chairman  Zaria  Palliatives  Care  Association, Professor  N.Y   Maitama  said  the  aim  of the  association  is to  communicate   that  together every person impacted  by a   life limiting  illness can influence  their  policy makers  to  prioritize  palliatives  care.

Professor  Maitama  said  even the  general public  can join the  association  in order  to  improve  the    care  services   and  to  bring  comfort to       patients  and  the  people  supporting  them  in this era  of  COVID-19  pandemic.

The  Chairman   also  said  that   holistic  palliatives  care  approach  is the  only way to  ensure the theme  of this  year, “ My  Care, my  Comfort  and the  sub-theme is, “My  Care, My  Comfort  in the  COVID-19  pandemic  era  can  be  further  explained.

Also to raise the level of awareness and understanding of palliatives care needs of the people living with life limiting illness to provide support to them and their families.

Professor Maitama said, their mission is to sensitize the general public on the existance of the association in Zaria and the entire Zazzau Emirate as well to involve the press in the campaign on the need and care of patients.

“Also to mobilize resources in cash and kind for the care of patients with life threatening or terminal illnesses.”

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