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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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Health Care Workers commence four day training in paediatric palliative care

Health Care Workers commence four day training in paediatric palliative care

Recent statistics from a collaborative research project between International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) and UNICEF indicate that less than 1% of children in Kenya receive palliative care despite most children suffering from life threatening illnesses as a result of increasing incidence of Non Communicable Diseases. Among the recommendations from the report was the...

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Abstract submission closed

Abstract submission closed

Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) thanks all those who have submitted their Oral and workshop abstracts for the upcoming 4th National Palliative Care Conference. The conference committee has embarked on reviewing all abstracts received and communication on successful submissions shall be made on 15th September 2014. Submission for poster presentation abstracts is still open...

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