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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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Hospice management teams meet for leadership and governance workshop

Hospice management teams meet for leadership and governance workshop

Hospice management teams from across the country met in Nairobi for a leadership and governance workshop to deliberate on how to strengthen the organisations that they lead. With facilitation from the Country Director of University Research Co., LLC-Center for Human Services, Chief of Party USAID|ASSIST and Founder/former Executive Director at African Palliative Care Association Dr Faith...

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KMTC Diploma in Higher Education in Palliative Care continues

KMTC Diploma in Higher Education in Palliative Care continues

The second class of trainees from various health care institutions have completed the 1st face-face class of Diploma in Higher Education in Palliative Care training at Kenya Medical Training College.Supported by the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK), Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) and KMTC, the training aims to equip Kenyan registered nurses with knowledge, attitude and...

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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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