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Palliative Care Training For Malindi Stakeholders

Palliative Care Training For Malindi Stakeholders

Two dozen health professionals from Malindi, Kilifi County, in the Coastal region of Kenya, recently benefited from palliative care sensitization training at a local hotel that aimed to improve knowledge and attitudes towards palliative care in the County. The two-day training saw Malindi sub-county health management team members trained with health workers from other government health...

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Kenya to Set Up Four New Cancer Treatment Centres

Kenya to Set Up Four New Cancer Treatment Centres

Cancer patients in Kenya will soon have better access to affordable specialized treatment. This is after President Uhuru Kenyatta’s announcement at a continental cancer conference that the Government, through public private partnerships, is putting up four specialized cancer treatment centres across the country to increase access to quality care. “Public-private partnerships in the treatment...

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A new home for Cherutich

A new home for Cherutich

Palliative care was first started in Nairobi and has now spread to many places and hospitals throughout Kenya. In Kijabe Hospital it was started in 2002 and has slowly gained support from the medical and administrative staff. It is greatly appreciated by the families who come seeking help. Cherutich was such a man. His family brought him a long journey to the outpatient department of the...

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MSc and PhD palliative care scholarships for Africa-based healthcare professionals

MSc and PhD palliative care scholarships for Africa-based healthcare professionals

The Cicely Saunders Institute is proud to announce new scholarships for the MSc and PhD Palliative Care programmes (entry January 2016). These scholarships, one MSc and one PhD, will enable students who for financial reasons would otherwise be unable to do so, to attend these highly acclaimed courses. Impact The MSc and PhD in Palliative Care have made a global impact on the volume of high...

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Kenyan First Lady takes up mantle of African cancer fight with President Uhuru named Goodwill Ambassador as SCCA conference comes to Nairobi

Kenyan First Lady takes up mantle of African cancer fight with President Uhuru named Goodwill Ambassador as SCCA conference comes to Nairobi

Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has taken up the mantle to lead the fight against cancer on the African continent under the auspices of the Forum of African First Ladies and Spouses against Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer (SCCA). Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been named the Goodwill Ambassador for the period 2015-2016 to champion the efforts of the first ladies at the African...

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Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak to all our Muslim brothers and sisters. May Allah continue to bless you always. And may we all continue to advocate for #PalliativeCareInKenya

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