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Report of the 4th National Palliative Care Conference 12th to 14th November 2014

Report of the 4th National Palliative Care Conference 12th to 14th November 2014

Every two years The Kenya National Palliative Care conference is held. 2014 November marked the 4th since its launch. The three day conference was held at the Laico Regency hotel Nairobi Kenya from the 12th of November to the 14th 2014. It was a success in terms of the turn out and the feedback from the attendees. There were about 300 delegates present at the conference. The objective of the...

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Doctors share on Pain Management in Palliative Care

Doctors share on Pain Management in Palliative Care

In January 2015, KEHPCA visited one of the palliative care providing sites with support from Treat the Pain program. This was Nanyuki town in Laikipia County where Laikipia Palliative Care Centre and Nanyuki Palliative Care unit (within the county hospital) are located. Pain has been one of the challenging areas that clinicians face daily hence frequent management updates are appreciated. KEHPCA...

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Thank you…

Thank you…

This is a time of year to reflect on all the blessings that have been bestowed on all of us a season of renewal.  It’s a season of joy, of peace, and of looking to the future and being thankful for the past.   This year has offered great opportunities for many of us to learn archive or make a difference in the life of another person. Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA)...

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Managing Palliative care in Kenya is discussed at the 3rd International Kenya Society of Haematology and Oncology Conference

Managing Palliative care in Kenya is discussed at the 3rd International Kenya Society of Haematology and Oncology Conference

Palliative care in Kenya especially optimizing pain management in cancer care was made a topic of focus in one of the workshops held during The 3rdInternational Kenya Society of Haematology and Oncology Conference hosted by the Kenya Society of Haematology and Oncology (KESHO). According to the W.H.O (World Health Organization) Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of...

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Children’s palliative care workshop draws a large crowd at Kenyan conference

Children’s palliative care workshop draws a large crowd at Kenyan conference

Over 100 participants turned up and 7am on the final day of the KEHPCA palliative care conference to attend a workshop on children’s palliative care. The workshop, facilitated by ICPCN’s Director of Education and Research, prof Julia Downing, focused on understanding the need for children’s palliative care and the development of services. Participants attended from all across Kenya, Uganda,...

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Prof. Anne Merrimam talks on compassion at the 4th National Palliative Care Conference hosted by Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association

Prof. Anne Merrimam talks on compassion at the 4th National Palliative Care Conference hosted by Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association

“Compassion is the emotion of empathy that one feels in response to the suffering of others that motivates help.” Professor Dr. Anne Merriman founder of Hospice Africa Uganda and a Nobel peace prize nominee started her talk on the value of compassion to palliative care. Explained the ethos of their organization by stating the three elements of the hospice ethos; putting the patients and their...

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