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Hospice management teams meet for leadership and governance workshop

Hospice management teams meet for leadership and governance workshop

Hospice management teams from across the country met in Nairobi for a leadership and governance workshop to deliberate on how to strengthen the organisations that they lead. With facilitation from the Country Director of University Research Co., LLC-Center for Human Services, Chief of Party USAID|ASSIST and Founder/former Executive Director at African Palliative Care Association Dr Faith...

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KMTC Diploma in Higher Education in Palliative Care continues

KMTC Diploma in Higher Education in Palliative Care continues

The second class of trainees from various health care institutions have completed the 1st face-face class of Diploma in Higher Education in Palliative Care training at Kenya Medical Training College.Supported by the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK), Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) and KMTC, the training aims to equip Kenyan registered nurses with knowledge, attitude and...

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Nyeri Hospice holds fundraising dinner for a worthy cause

Nyeri Hospice holds fundraising dinner for a worthy cause

Nyeri Hospice held a fundraising dinner in Nairobi over the weekend to help cushion their budget towards the care of patients with life threatening illnesses. Speaking during the fundraising dinner, Nyeri Hospice Board Vice Chairperson Mrs. Mary Mutonyi said that this was one of their annual fundraising events where they engage the community to support their work at the Hospice. Mrs. Mutonyi...

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Health Care Providers undertake palliative care training at Nairobi Hospice

Health Care Providers undertake palliative care training at Nairobi Hospice

Nairobi Hospice played host to 31Health Care Providers for a five day training in palliative care aimed at equipping them with knowledge in order to take care of patients with life limiting illnesses. The Hospice Training Coordinator M/s. Jescah Ng’ang’a said that the training helps health providers change their attitude towards those living with chronic illnesses. “At the end of the five...

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“We had little knowledge in paediatric palliative care.” Health care workers admit

“We had little knowledge in paediatric palliative care.” Health care workers admit

At the closure of the four day Paediatric Palliative Care (PPC) training organized by Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA), health care workers from 11 Level 5 Hospitals across the country admitted that they had limited knowledge on how to take care of children with life threatening illnesses. They expressed satisfaction at the knowledge they had gained from the training...

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Inpatient approach to palliative care at Nazareth Hospital

Inpatient approach to palliative care at Nazareth Hospital

Early in 2013, the Nazareth Mission Hospital management set aside two rooms as space for palliative care to support patients with life threatening illnesses. The inception was spearheaded by Dr Mary Paul, a family physician in the hospital after seeing a close relative go through a lot of pain during his end of life and attending Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA)’s...

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