An Umduduzi Story

Story About Us
Where it all began

Who we are

We bring compassion, dignity, relevant care and relief from discomfort and pain to children diagnosed with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness within KZN. We do this through direct patient care, mentorship.

Our Mission

We bring compassion, dignity, relevant care and relief from discomfort and pain to children diagnosed with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness within KZN. We do this through direct patient care, mentorship, empowerment of caregivers, training and advocacy. We are people who want good deeds to happen everywhere and all the time.

Our Vision

To promote and provide compassionate care to children with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses.

Care and Comfort

Umduduzi treats children as people, not just as patients, and seeks to ensure that children with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions receive the best possible care and comfort.

Who We Reach

Hospitals Umduduzi Reaches

Umduduzi provides direct services to all State Hospitals in eThekwini and telephonic support to every State Hospital in the province. We also provide direct services to several private hospitals in eThekwini

Other Organizations Umduduzi Reaches

Umduduzi works closely with several other NGOs provincially and nationally. These include: CANSA, CHOC, Rare Diseases SA, PATCHSA, Hospice & Palliative Care Association, PALPRAC, ICPCN, Reach for a Dream, Sunflower Fund

Transparency

What do you do with the money I donate?

  • Umduduzi offers all our services within the many communities we serve completely free of charge, thus we are 100% dependent on sponsorship and donations to run our programmes.
  • We rely on the generosity of our donors to enable us to carry out the important work we do bringing comfort and relief to the children of Durban and surrounding areas living with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses and their families.

History About Us

Umduduzi was founded in December 2012 by Dr Julia Ambler & Ms Tracey Brand. Both had been providing children’s palliative care services to the State sector within KwaZulu-Natal between 2008 and 2012 through their work with The Bigshoes Foundation’s Durban office. Unfortunately, The Bigshoes Foundation was dissolved nationally and Julia & Tracey felt it was imperative to continue the work that had been started.

Together with a team of committed Board Members Umduduzi was founded. The work that began will continue and children living with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses will have the opportunity to be cared for by a dedicated team of specialists.

Our Board Members

Want to get involved?

Umduduzi offers all our services within the many communities we serve completely free of charge, thus we are 100% dependent on sponsorship and donations to run our programmes. We rely on the generosity of our donors to enable us to carry out the important work we do bringing comfort and relief to the children of Durban and surrounding areas living with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses and their families.

GIVE

Every donation enables members of the Umduduzi Team to continue doing the vital work we do every day

 

Sponsor

A direct deposit into our banking account is always very welcome! 

 

 

JOIN

We hope you will consider becoming a member of our 100 Club of supporters – that someone we can rely on to help us cover our monthly costs.