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Garissa Palliative Care training

Garissa Palliative Care training

Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association is supporting the Garissa level_ 5 hospitals to scale up provision of palliative care services in the community by training health care workers and creating awareness in the community through media and other community channels. Majority of palliative care patients are in the rural or remote areas with limited access to health services, community...

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Are leaders made or born?

Are leaders made or born?

If a ruler hearkens to lies, all his servants [are] wicked (Proverbs 29:12), leadership determines the success or failure of an organization. There has been lots of discussion for decades regarding these issues; • Are leaders made or born? • Which came first, the chicken or the egg? • To be or not to be? • Nature versus Nurture? Behavioral theory suggest that individuals are mold in to...

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Angels amongst us

Angels amongst us

It has been more than 2 years since Peter’s mother (Margaret), passed away at the local Hospital, but he still fondly remembers his first encounter. When his mother’s health began to rapidly decline, Peter knew he was going to need help taking care of her. It took Peter’s mother a couple of months of battling cancer and driving back and forth from home to Meru Hospital where finally the...

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Actions Speak louder…

Actions Speak louder…

‘Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do’ Khalil Gibran. April 26th, 2016, was a great day for Naivasha County Referral hospital palliative care unit and patients living with life threatening illnesses. Multitudes of patients, friends of Naivasha palliative care unit and stakeholders flooded the premises with...

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Grand opening ceremony of new Meru Hospice premises

Grand opening ceremony of new Meru Hospice premises

Wednesday 30th March 2016 was a day of great joy as Meru Hospice opened a new premise located within Meru town. Dozens of people packed the hospice’s great area to celebrate the grand opening and toured the facility. Partners, local donors, patients, volunteers, staff and dignitaries packed the 1 acre plot, among them KEHPCA representatives, Nyeri Hospice, Laikipia Hospice, Ministry of Health...

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The dawn of mentorship

The dawn of mentorship

Thika level 5 Hospital has an established Palliative Care Unit and have identified Gatundu and Kiambu County Referral Hospital as their mentorship sites with the goal of assisting them set up Palliative Care services. “We need to bring different health care professionals on board to help elevate Palliative Care. I am looking forward to the opening of a Palliative Care Unit soonest possible in...

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