20 years after her death, Diana’s legacy of care lives on

2017 August 31

The work of Diana, Princess of Wales, relieved the pain and suffering of thousands of people with incurable illness around the world.

During her lifetime, Diana, Princess of Wales, was dedicated to improving the lives of the most disadvantaged people in the UK and internationally. She used her high profile to raise funds and awareness for critical but challenging and stigamatised issues such as those who were living with life-threatening illness such as HIV and AIDS.

Functioning between 1997 and 2012, The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund continued the Princess’ humanitarian work in the UK and overseas. One area of focus was the need for palliative care – holistic care to treat avoidable pain and suffering of people with serious illness and their carers. 20 years after her death, hospice and palliative care programmes, organisations and services supported by the Diana Princess of Wales, Memorial Fund continue to bring comfort and hope to those suffering around the world – irrespective of what the illness is.

The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund was ahead of its time in supporting a holistic, patient and family centred approach to care, encouraging community based models in countries such as Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Read the complete press release from Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA).

Thank you, Kate Jackson, for bringing this to our attention.

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