Josaab Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to support terminally ill patients. A humanitarian and deeply moral cause. Josaab has launched the “Hospice Egypt” project, a revolutionary approach that focuses on providing care, preserving the dignity of terminally ill patients, and enhancing their quality of life for whatever time that remains.

Hospice Egypt is selected as a national NGO with the World Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) and is a partner with German Bavarian Hospice.

It affirms life, and accepts death as a natural process by integrating physical pain management and psychological aspects of patient care. Hospice care offers a holistic support systems that provides quality social, psychological, nursing, and financial support services for patients and families regardless of their racial, ethnic, cultural, or financial background. The system relieves pain and other distressing symptoms; helps patients live as actively as possible; helps families to positively cope during the patients’ illness and in their own bereavement.

As of the end of 2023 Josaab has successfully taken care of


terminally ill patients


members of their families

Josaab’s Guiding Principles and Strategic Objectives

Guiding Principles

  • Every individual’s life represents a precious value that is not measured by the number of days but by the quality of life.
  • Every human being has the right to receive comprehensive health care and to live in dignity until the last day of his life.
  • The process of dying is part of the life cycle. Thus, terminally ill patients should not suffer from social seclusion nor any forms of marginalization.

Strategic Objective

  • Alleviate the suffering and improve the quality of life for patients and families dealing with any terminal illness.
  • Provide Hospice highest quality standards and with no charge.
  • Improve accessibility for Hospice care to all terminal patients in all governorates.

Josaab’s Services Delivery Approaches

Hospice Egypt hosts three approaches to serve terminally ill patients with the best care possible, which are:

  • Medical, social psychological and financial needs assessment of the patients and their family members.
  • The provision of financial support through micro-credits loans to be utilized for the establishment of revenue-generating micro-projects.
  • Medical treatments and interventions such as the provision of protocol-based medications, medical facilitating equipment, nursing needs among others.
  • The fulfillment of the patients’ last wishes. These could range from having the patient eat their certain favorable foods or to furnish their children’s own apartments in order to prepare them for marriage. Hospice Egypt believes that life is not measured by days but by wishes and ambitions.

In order not to leave any one behind and to reach those mostly in need, Hospice Egypt has approached different universities across Egypt to recruit more volunteers to serve and link those in need with Hospice Egypt to be enlisted for its services. In addition, they have hired community leaders to increase outreach to those in remote areas as well as to facilitate provision of care services

Our employees

Volunteers: The Heart of Hospice

Volunteers: The Heart of Hospice

Hospice Egypt’s staff are trained to sensitively communicate and address the message to the patients and their families per international best practices and by professional trainers from Germany. These trainers trained staff members on how to effectively convey certain information about the patient’s health status and the time required to take care of them in simple and direct manners without any false promises or false hopes. They are also trained on how to help family members deal with fear, worries, and sense of guilt that they usually face due to the emotional trauma they are facing.

On regular basis, Josaab’s Hospice Egypt provides its staff members, nurses and volunteers with training and support services that help them cope with the difficulties that their job entails. This is done through:

  • Providing psychological sessions that would provide individuals with the space to express and release their psychological burden.
  • Implementing group support sessions with specialized psychiatrics and supervisors on how to deal with patients with due diligence and compassion without having to risk their mental and emotional wellbeing.
  • Offering weekly meetings to exchange experience in dealing with cases, share difficulties and successes that Josaab encounters.

Financial Sustainability

To achieve Hospice Egypt ‘s mission in providing quality of care to terminally ill patients and to sustain the free of charge hospice services, Hospice Egypt team developed different financial strategies and used different financial channels to raise funds that could cover the patients’ needs.

In 2023, the foundation succeeded in approaching five new corporate donors, and sustain the donation received from regular corporate donors. The foundation has also started to receive donations from different online tools that facilitate the donation process.

For more information, please visit Josaab Foundation
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