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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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Ministry of Health acknowledges the need for palliative care

Ministry of Health acknowledges the need for palliative care

The Ministry of Health has acknowledged the need for palliative care in Kenya with the increasing incidence of Non Communicable Diseases. Palliative care is a very important aspect in management of cancer and other chronic illnesses. This was the message from the Ministry of Health to health care stakeholders during a recent dissemination of cancer and palliative care guidelines exercise in...

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Deadline for abstract submission extended

Deadline for abstract submission extended

Abstract submission deadline for the upcoming 4th Kenya National Palliative Care Conference has been extended to 15th August 2014. Abstract submission for the 4th Kenya National Palliative Care Conference 2014 in Nairobi has been extended to 15th August 2014. This is a good chance for those who have not submitted their abstracts to send them for review for a chance to present at the...

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The Birth of Eldoret Hospice

The Birth of Eldoret Hospice

The birth of Eldoret Hospice originated from Sister Rose Abira who was working at Eldoret Hospital, now Moi Teaching Referral Hospital (MTRH), gynecology section.She came across a woman writhing in pain with a diagnosis of cervical cancer having been discharged to go home with no indication of further support from the health care team.Sister Rose had heard of Nairobi Hospice and took a step of...

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Counseling passion led me to palliative care

Counseling passion led me to palliative care

Mary Otieno joined the nursing fraternity in 1982 and has since grown to be a qualified counselor in many areas pertaining health. With these great skills, the team at Homa Bay District Hospital requested her to attend a palliative training organized by Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) aimed at training health care workers to prepare them for integration of palliative care...

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