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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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20 years after her death, Diana’s legacy of care lives on

20 years after her death, Diana’s legacy of care lives on

The work of Diana, Princess of Wales, relieved the pain and suffering of thousands of people with incurable illness around the world. “If I could speak to Princess Diana today, I would tell that her interest in palliative care has literally been a life saver for many of our clients. On behalf of all of those in Zimbabwe that your legacy has helped, we thank you.” During her lifetime, Diana,...

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Effective communication to cancer patients and caregivers

Effective communication to cancer patients and caregivers

A Cancer information, education and communication material (IEC) is a guide package that entails a guide book, two sided fact sheet and a flip chart. The materials are both in Kiswahili and English in order to reach a larger audience of cancer patients, caregivers and participants who work closely with cancer patients. The information gives both the patients and the care givers standard...

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Reaching out to the vulnerable community

Reaching out to the vulnerable community

Elderly persons have specific needs which make them more vulnerable than others. Their limited mobility, poor vision and multiple chronic illnesses can make access to support difficult. The population of the elderly in Kenya is increasing and estimated that their number will be 2.2million. This is due to declining fertility and increased life expectancy. Globally, there has been increased...

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