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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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Meru County Health Workers Receive Palliative Care Training

Meru County Health Workers Receive Palliative Care Training

Meru County Referral hospital is among the hospitals that have integrated palliative care services. There is a unit within the hospital that has a nurse stationed to coordinate palliative care to outpatients and the ones admitted in the wards. Stella Kathambi (head of the palliative care unit) reported a rise in patients requiring palliative care services in the county. The most common cancers in...

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Bake Sale for Cancer Heroes

Bake Sale for Cancer Heroes

Raising funds has in most cases been a monotonous serious event. Hope for Cancer Kids (HCK) however opted for a fun packed activity involving a win- win situation, paying for a delicacy (a cake) while you help raise funds for a child suffering from cancer. What better way to do it than a Bake Sale! The turnout exceeded expectations as people didn’t just raise funds; they expressed interest in...

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