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Grand opening ceremony of new Meru Hospice premises

Grand opening ceremony of new Meru Hospice premises

Wednesday 30th March 2016 was a day of great joy as Meru Hospice opened a new premise located within Meru town. Dozens of people packed the hospice’s great area to celebrate the grand opening and toured the facility. Partners, local donors, patients, volunteers, staff and dignitaries packed the 1 acre plot, among them KEHPCA representatives, Nyeri Hospice, Laikipia Hospice, Ministry of Health...

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The dawn of mentorship

The dawn of mentorship

Thika level 5 Hospital has an established Palliative Care Unit and have identified Gatundu and Kiambu County Referral Hospital as their mentorship sites with the goal of assisting them set up Palliative Care services. “We need to bring different health care professionals on board to help elevate Palliative Care. I am looking forward to the opening of a Palliative Care Unit soonest possible in...

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I will be there…

I will be there…

” I will not run away from parents when they inquire about diagnosis and prognosis of their children admitted in our ward” comment from one of the participant during the half day workshop at Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital (Nakuru PGH). Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) is the umbrella body of palliative care services in Kenya. KEHPCA works together with...

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The Forgotten lot

The Forgotten lot

Young children are assumed in our society not necessarily in terms of gender but children in general. Some are referred as ‘nuisance’ or ‘pretentious’. Why on earth would one assume a young and innocent child is not in pain and accuse him or her of being pretentious? This should stop! Jesus Christ himself was a great friend to children, he even put himself to relate with the young ones...

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Providing Palliative Care during tough times: Naivasha nurses experience

Providing Palliative Care during tough times: Naivasha nurses experience

Does a nurse have a role in palliative care? Absolutely yes! Can the practice of palliative care be complete without nurses’ involvement? The answer is No!Based on the questions above, the Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) program team visited and conducted a continuous medical education (CME) targeting nurses working in Naivasha District Hospital on 18th March 2016 to...

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Strengthening integration of Palliative Care in Coastal Region

Strengthening integration of Palliative Care in Coastal Region

A study conducted by UNICEF, on Assessment of the Need for Palliative Care for Children in 2013 in Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa indicates that very few children with palliative care needs get the necessary support. In Kenya less than 1% of children with palliative care needs accessed the services. To address this gap KEHPCA has trained several health care workers from different hospitals on...

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