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Living and Dying in Pain: It doesn’t have to happen

Living and Dying in Pain: It doesn’t have to happen

The theme of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCDay) 2016 is: “Living and Dying in Pain – It doesn’t have to happen.” Around the world, 75% of people cannot access the controlled medicines they need to treat moderate to severe pain. This may result in people living and dying in treatable, but uncontrolled pain. Palliative care and pain control is a human right, and component of...

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Digging For Gold

Digging For Gold

Gold, more precious than silver and more valuable than diamonds, is one of the worlds most sought after metals. No one would want to pass up the opportunity to dig for gold, no matter how hard it gets. Which brings the wonder as to why a majority of people are passing up the chance to dig for gold during this month of September, but lucky for us time has decided to wait for man, as the Childhood...

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Action in the Now Generation

Action in the Now Generation

38 million people die each year, with 28 million of those being from low and middle income countries due to Non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Sixteen Million of NCD-related deaths occur before the age of 70 with 82 percent of these “premature” deaths occurring in low and middle income countries, as estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO). Young professionals from across East...

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Palliative Care for All by All

Palliative Care for All by All

It’s not only the Y generation that knows how to have a good time, and this we found out when the Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) held their fundraising dinner on the 2nd of September 2016 at Laico Regency in Nairobi “We are the world, we are the children, we are the ones to make a brighter day so let us start giving,” was the theme song that started off the...

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We all wish to die well – what can we and the Kampala Declaration do to achieve this goal?

We all wish to die well – what can we and the Kampala Declaration do to achieve this goal?

At the recently concluded 5th International African Palliative Care Conference held in Kampala, Uganda, high-level decision makers from African governments, the United Nations, the African Union, the World Health Organization and leading palliative care experts and service providers discussed the future of palliative care in Africa. Chaired by the Honourable Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health...

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Calm Eternity

Calm Eternity

An end-of-life care option that provides dying patients and their loved ones with comfort, compassion, and dignity does exist. We call this Palliative Care, helping others live comfortably and in dignity and simply pass in to calm eternity. Being there to help someone before they take the last train to glory is one of the hardest jobs in the world. It’s not easy to listen to their dying regrets...

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