Dr Anne Merriman, the founder of Hospice Africa-Uganda (HAU) has been nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. In the picture, you see her on the cover of her own book, “Audacity to Love”. Pallium India’s chairman writes from Bhubaneswar, Orissa: “Today (16 February 2014) at the annual conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care, I showed Anne’s picture and announced the news of Anne’s Nobel nomination at a plenary session. The audience (including half a dozen delegates from Uganda) applauded as one person, almost loud enough to be heard in far away Uganda. We celebrate this news about this wonderful friend, this great human being, with the rest of the world
Every one of us at Pallium India is jubilant over this news. What you did for the people of Sub-Saharan Africa was nothing short of a miracle. It was simply pure love in action. You showed us all how to innovate and to create solutions (like your oral morphine solution) where none seemed possible. You inspired people all over the world.
Congratulations Anne, and thank you for all you did.