In January 2014, a resolution on universal health coverage was adopted at the World Health Assembly listing palliative care among the quality affordable services to be provided by health systems, at all levels of care, to the whole population. This resolution emphasizes the global push towards the integration of hospice services into healthcare systems worldwide.
Various data was collected in accordance with that resolution and from the Global Atlas of Palliative Care at the End of Life that was published by the World Health Organization in collaboration with the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance, to stress the significant need of hospice services in developing countries.
people require hospice and palliative care at the end of life every year.
Acknowledging this need . JOSAAB Foundation initiated the Hospice Egypt project as the first mobile hospice service providers in Egypt.
78% of adults
in need of hospice and palliative care live in low and middle-income countries.T his signifies a great need for hospice in Egypt.
25% of people
who need end of life care are between the ages of 15-59, indicating that this care is not limited to adults over 60 as commonly misconceived. The Hospice Egypt project serves patients 18+.
16,000 hospice units
are available worldwide.In Egypt, a new stationary hospice has been established, providing free of charge services to terminally- ill patients.