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Breaking the pain cycle

Breaking the pain cycle

For many years, only one company in the country has been allowed to import morphine and therefore resulting in its distribution being very restricted or better yet, have limited accessibility. Morphine, a true wonder remedy is an opiate type medication, generally found naturally in plants and animals and typically acts directly on the central nervous system to reduce pain. Its wonder medicine...

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The 10/80 Gap

The 10/80 Gap

“We are all aging and we may all need palliative care. Diseases are increasing and palliative care services should then be included in our health care services so as to have flourishing lives until the last moment of our lives.” This is the message Dr. Zipporah Ali, the Executive Director, Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) conveyed to the health care professionals who...

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New beginning

New beginning

Rain falls like Gods own poetry; each drop is a single letter in a song that takes years to sing. The smell of air was earthy and the dry ground had a watery sheen to it. Cold seeped into my inwards like freezing fog making its way into my bones and wrapping around my brain like a wet blanket. One could not even have words to describe the temperature of the cold morning weather in their...

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Infinitely journeying on…

Infinitely journeying on…

While In the quest to advocate for legal aspects in palliative care, Kenya Hospices and Palliative care advocacy officer, Mr Musyoki and Santana, a volunteer, who joined the association recently, accompanied the Coast Hospice team in recording a documentary featuring improved quality of life to the patients and families the hospice serves. The visit to the coastal region in Kenya was rather...

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The light between oceans

The light between oceans

As we entered the Coast hospice grounds, we found the men and women that attend the daycare sessions talking about some of the legal issues they were experiencing. Issues of inheritance and children came about with the Lawyer, Mr. Joseph Lutta providing answers on what the law is on such matters and what should ultimately be anticipated. Mr. Lutta has been a volunteer with the Hospice since 2015....

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