SD Cancer Palliative Care Centre, Jinja Uganda

Mission Statement 

To address the emotional, physical, practical and spiritual support of the poorest of the poor with cancer through free medicine, food and accommodation to ensure they get quality and longevity of life.

Vision Statement 

Quality Palliative Care for needy and poor cancer patients.

Our Core Values 

  • Compassion 
  • Commitment 
  • Courage 
  • Transparency
  • Diversity 

What we do

We provide medicine, nursing care, food, accommodation, and spiritual and psychological counselling to the poor and needy people affected by cancer in Jinja. Community

Our History - SD Cancer Palliative Care Centre, Jinja

The Congregation of the Sisters of the Destitute(SD) was founded by Venerable Mar Varghese Payyappilly in Chunangamvely, 
Kerala, India on 19 March 1927. It includes over 2,000 nuns and is composed of physicians, nurses, lawyers, teachers and social workers. Now it is working in Asia, Europe, Africa and the USA.

Sisters of the Destitute(SD) runs many institutions with support from the local community and well-wishers such as Homes for the sick and the needy, Rehabilitation centres for mentally and physically handicapped children, and Health centres for AIDS and cancer palliative centres. SD identified Uganda as one of the most deserving locations in the area of Palliative Care to the poor was further encouraged by tremendous support from the local community.

The Bishop of Jinja Diocese was kind enough to provide us with 3.5 acres of land which was further supported by the Business community of Jinja and Kampala by way of cash and in-kind for the 100% cost of construction of SD Cancer Palliative Care Centre is confident to move forward with the continued support from one and all those who have an attitude to share a portion of their fortunes to the most deserving patients struggling during
their end-of-life period.

We hope and trust the Almighty God who worked with us to make our dream a reality, will be with us to see the centre functioning smoothly and peacefully by inspiring like-minded people like you who contributed generously to the construction. We are confident that you will be with us in sharing the pain and suffering of the patients. All that we can give you in return is our prayer support for your prosperity and for a peaceful life. I am sure, each patient will think of you gratefully and their blessings will be always with you.

May God bless you and may you be a blessing to all.

A warm and sincere gratitude to one and all.

How can I be a part of this mission?

You can be a part of this mission by volunteering, donating, or sponsoring a patient. All donations are used to directly support the palliative care services, medical treatments, and well-being of cancer patients at SD Cancer Palliative Care Centre.

Be a part of this mission

You can be a part of the mission by volunteering, donating, or sponsoring a patient.