The majority of people in the world do not have adequate access to morphine for pain relief at the end of their lives.
This means that people are dying in pain, needlessly.
We have set up as a brand new charity, Demeter, because we think this is wrong and we want to do something to change it.
We think we can, but we need your help.
About our project:
Demeter wants to deliver a national audit of morphine use for palliative care in Malawi. Together with local partners on the ground we want to track the morphine supply chain, understand who gets access to morphine for palliative care and how we can increase access.
Malawi has one of the lowest consumptions of opioid analgesics in the world. We want to drive system change, so that we can sustainably build up the health infrastructure in Malawi meaning that more people can get access to pain relief and palliative care.
Through delivery of this project Demeter hopes to:
1. Gain clear understanding of supply and demand of morphine with clear recommendations to improve access and ensure efficient use of resources. Including recommendations to improve the supply chain to ensure it is aligned to palliative care needs.
2. Provide clear data to help improve the number of people gaining access to palliative care and pain relief.
3. Raise awareness health providers and policy makers in Malawi to increase the profile and priority of palliative care and increasing access to morphine.
How will the money be spent?
We need to raise £5,000 to deliver this project.
The majority of the budget is spent on expertise and skill of local Malawian partner staff. This project will provide salaries for 2 members of staff for 5 months to focus on delivering the project for Demeter.
Malawi is a large country, to visit all 28 hospitals providing palliative care project staff will travel over 1,000 miles. Travel expenses are therefore the second largest budget area.
Promotion of the audit is key, therefore a small allocation of the budget is dedicated to printing and publicising the findings to policy makers, healthcare providers and key stakeholders.
100% of the budget goes directly towards delivering the project in Malawi.
No project costs are allocated to UK based Demeter volunteers or Demeter central costs.
We are so grateful for all donations to help deliver this project.
We have some exclusive Demeter Christmas card packs available! Designed by local Brighton based illustrator, Emma McGowan they are printed on recycled paper and wrapped in biodegradable packaging.
100% of sales from the cards goes to the Demeter Malawi morphine project.