We recently reported on Dr Anne Merriman’s acceptance of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad.
Dr Anne wrote to ehospice, sharing with us her feelings upon winning the award:
I felt two emotions: Firstly, I felt delighted that the work was being recognised, but also humbled that it seemed that the award was for me, when none of these achievements would have happened without the fertile soil of Uganda which embraced the concept of a model hospice which would reach all of Africa.
Uganda agreed to bring in the powdered morphine to make affordable liquid morphine available in the home. God’s blessings brought caring Ugandans to assist me with the holistic care in 1993 and those who continue to carry on the work today, now joined by others inspired by them, in so many African countries…read more