There are close to 700,000 seriously-ill children in Indonesia. However, right now less than one percent of these children have access to pain relief or palliative care. At Rachel House, we have pioneered palliative care in Indonesia for these seriously-ill children from marginalised communities since 2006. We are driven by the vision that no child should ever have to live or die in pain, and that everyone is entitled to palliative care regardless of income, illness or education.
We provide home-based palliative care services across Greater Jakarta to seriously-ill children with Cancer and HIV AIDS, free of charge. This allows the children to live pain-free and in the comfort of their own home, surrounded by family and friends. In addition, we educate and equip medical professionals and empower local communities (overwhelmingly women) with palliative care skills, as well as knowledge to provide care for those in need.
Our Clinic-In-A-Box program is Indonesia’s premier palliative care education program for nurses and allied health professionals, with world-leaders in palliative care designing and delivering the program.
We are working to build the palliative care ecosystem across Indonesia to make a sustainable change to the country’s healthcare system – and we welcome any partners International or National to join us on this journey.
To find out more, please visit: https://rachel-house.org/