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My thrilling encounter during KEHPCA Conference 2018

My thrilling encounter during KEHPCA Conference 2018

“Receiving a full registration sponsorship from KEHPCA to attend the 5th National Palliative Care Conference in itself was certainly a stroke of luck, I was very excited”, Says Emmanuel Mayaka Onduso who is a Kenyan student currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Palliative Care at Makerere University-Hospice Africa Uganda. He also works at Kenyatta National Hospital in the department of...

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KEHPCA conference 2018

KEHPCA conference 2018

The Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association held its 5th National palliative care conference last week starting from 7th -9th at Laico Regency in Nairobi Kenya. The conference brought together delegate from all parts Kenya, Africa and around the world who are from all professions working with both children and adults with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions, as well as palliative...

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They do not have to live in pain

They do not have to live in pain

Kenya Hospice and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) has been on the cutting edge of creating awareness on pain management, for this reason KEHPCA team have been travelling to different counties within the country with the intention of training health care workers on pain management. The training is referred to as the Pain Free Hospital Initiative (PFHI) and is aided by Treat the pain which is...

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My last hope

My last hope

My husband and I came to the construction site of Kimbilio Care Center in Eldoret today. My office is a chair with my computer on my lap, inside the chapel. I look around and see beautifully, bright colored stained glass windows speaking these words to me: Peace (Amani.), Hope (Tumaini), Faith (Imani), Love (Upendo), and a bright, red colored cross reminding me of why we embarked on this...

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The right way to say Goodbye

The right way to say Goodbye

Paarl in the Western Cape, South Africa is where Nelson Mandela was released from prison in February 1990, twenty-eight years ago. This story is about another release, the release of a child called Quinton who was from a poor neighborhood in Paarl.  This is the father’s story: My beautiful son Quinton was a boy of 12 and playing striker, defender and captain for his school football team, he...

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Tell the tale of an inspiration-Dr Zipporah Ali

Tell the tale of an inspiration-Dr Zipporah Ali

Success does not just come by accident; an individual’s desire to excel or to make a positive difference in the society is what builds a nation.  Dr. Zippy Ali has done a commendable job in promoting and advocating for palliative care in Kenya since 2002. She started her medical career in Turkey back in the 80s and later in 1993. She began her career in palliative care while doing her masters...

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