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Stepping up for our women

Stepping up for our women

Cervical cancer is one of the leading cancers in Kenya according to the Kenya Demographic Health Survey (KDHS) 2014. , The annual number of cervical cancer cases was 4800 while on the other had the annual number of deaths was 2451. In 2018 the numbers might increase due to poor lifestyle choices and insufficient awareness on healthy lifestyles. Creating awareness on health promotion, prevention...

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A new dawn

A new dawn

According to American Cancer Society, more than 100 chemotherapy or chemo drugs are used to treat cancer either alone or in combination with other medicines or treatments. These medicines are very different in their chemical composition, how they are taken, their usefulness in treating specific forms of cancer, and their side effects. In Kenya, access to chemotherapy is limited due to a poorly...

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An honorable duty for a noble course

An honorable duty for a noble course

Worldwide, over 20 million people are estimated to require palliative care at the end of life every year. The majority (69%) are adults over 60 years old and only 6% are children. This means that there is still a large percentage of adults and children living with life-threatening diseases are not able to access palliative care. One of the possible ways to enable more patients to have access to...

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Caring for the caregiver

Caring for the caregiver

Currently, more than 15 million adults provide care to relatives, saving the formal health care system billions of dollars annually. Provision of care to a loved one can be overwhelming and often times the caregiver’s own needs fall by the wayside. The majority of those providing care are the middle-aged adult, children and older spouses who support a parent or spouse with functional...

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Kenya celebrates World Hospice and Palliative Care Day in style

Kenya celebrates World Hospice and Palliative Care Day in style

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) means that patients are able to access health care services including palliative care regardless of their financial status. UHC in Kenya has been extensively pursued by the Ministry of Health and County Governments through subsidizing the costs of medical services so as to ensure patients who are living from hand to mouth have access to health care services that...

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