To promote and support acceptable, accessible and affordable quality Palliative Care for individuals and families by creating networks of informed and empowered institutions in Kenya
Advocating for Quality Palliative Care in Kenya
Mission in Action
Frontline Palliative Care is a specially produced film exploring the experiences of staff and patients at four of Kenya’s Hospices, from the bustling metropolis of Nairobi to the nomadic Lakipia plains, and the pioneering work they are doing within palliative care. Supported by the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and directed and produced by Hospice Care Kenya Patron Mike Wooldridge and his wife Ruth, a founder and former trustee of HCK, the film shows how palliative care in Kenya can be and is being delivered in many settings: at home, in hospices and in hospitals; and how skilled palliative care staff support patients and their families both during illness and through bereavement.
Frontline Palliative Care reveals the huge burden that illness can bring on families who are already deeply impoverished but also highlights the considerable progress the palliative care sector is making. The film depicts why KEHPCA’s mission and vision remain so important in supporting patients with life limiting illnesses in Kenya.