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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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The Hippocratic Oath

The Hippocratic Oath

Hippocratic is a documentary that talks about first-hand experiences of a Doctor, palliative care advocate in India by the name Professor MR Rajagopal, better known as ‘Dr. Raj’. His mission being ethical practice to modern medicine through whole person care and universal access to morphine, the storyline seeks to educate and remind health practitioners to view patients as human beings rather...

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World Hospice and Palliative Care Day – global day of action highlights palliative care as part of Universal Health Coverage

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day – global day of action highlights palliative care as part of Universal Health Coverage

As preparations for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and Voices for Hospices are gaining momentum, 132 events have been submitted by hospice and palliative care organizations across the globe. The theme is: ‘Universal Health Coverage and Palliative Care – Don’t leave those suffering behind!’ Remember to add your event to the interactive world map on the Worldwide Hospice Palliative...

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They are also human

They are also human

At the entrance we are received with much anticipation as we are requested to hand over our identification cards. The security detail at the gate maintain high professional attitude as they usher as in. As we walk towards the training room well known as “the officers’ mess” at the memorial hospital we are greeted with calmness and quiet environment which has well structured buildings, as...

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