Island Hospice & Healthcare provides palliative and bereavement care services to terminally ill patients and their families in Zimbabwe. It also operates a nursing agency as a social enterprise initiative and offers services to clients who may have traditionally fallen outside of palliative care such as those dealing with trauma.
The challenges associated with living with life threatening conditions such as cancer, HIV, MDR TB, cancer and diabetes are made worse by Zimbabwe’s fragile and under-funded health system, loss to follow up, lack of transportation to access care and the rise in diseases. These images were commissioned by Island for a joint photography project chronicling their activities in 2014.
All images © Davina Jogi/Island