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World Hospice and Palliative Care Day theme announced – Universal Health Coverage and Palliative Care: Don’t leave those suffering behind!

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day theme announced – Universal Health Coverage and Palliative Care: Don’t leave those suffering behind!

The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) has announced the theme of this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and Voices for Hospices. The theme is: Universal Health Coverage and Palliative Care: Don’t leave those suffering behind! CARE It isn’t UHC without universal access to palliative care. Palliative care is an essential, defining part of Universal Health Coverage...

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Breaking Bad News- Not easy but can be improved

Breaking Bad News- Not easy but can be improved

The health practitioners’ profession is aimed towards achieving a universal goal; delivery of high quality health care services to patients. It goes without saying that their occupation involves a lot of communication with both the patients and family members. Nonetheless, most health workers have little or no training on effective communication skills. That explains why an alarming number of...

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Celebrating milestones- KENCANSA event

Celebrating milestones- KENCANSA event

This year’s relay for life launch event, hosted by the Kenya Cancer Association (KENCANSA), was one that celebrated successes and milestones, remembered some of those who had fallen and reminded us of the continued need to fight back. It was one that sought to make us imagine a world without cancer, a reality which the organization stated could be possible if everyone gets involved in the...

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Another leap for palliative care: Migori County

Another leap for palliative care: Migori County

Did you know that only 3% of Kenyans have access to palliative care services? That is why Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) in collaboration with the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) advocates for integration of palliative care in every corner of this country. In regards to this, Director of Programs, Dr. Asaph Kinyanjui and Advocacy Director David Musyoki,...

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The continued quest to liberate through education

The continued quest to liberate through education

Caring for patients living with life threatening diseases is quite a challenging task and has to go hand in hand with legal and ethical considerations.  It is imperative to have in mind that there are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding life-threatening diseases which more often than not, subject patients into a  state of fear. It is therefore important to know how to engage with...

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