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What a shoe?

What a shoe?

“A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.”― Shannon L. Alder.  Majority of palliative care patients have lost almost everything because of the state of their illness; friends, families, property, fame, dignity and other basic human rights.  Some describe their world as dark and empty, they have no one to talk to and no one to hold their hands....

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New car boosts Embu hospice initiative.

New car boosts Embu hospice initiative.

The donation of a double cabin car to Embu-mbeere hospice by the Hospice Care Kenya has scaled up its palliative care service in Embu County and far beyond. The main objectives for purchasing the vehicle was to ensure patients with life limiting illnesses no longer have pain, are taken care of spiritually, emotionally, physically and also psychologically at their homes. The hospice center has...

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We can do more!

We can do more!

Patients suffering from cancer and other life threatening illnesses undergo one of the most traumatizing and painful moments in their lives. Some die prematurely due to lack of care while for others, the efforts to seek for cure leads to financial constrains to their families. Some of the treatment modalities including chemotherapy and radiotherapy sessions that they go through are also too...

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Have you registered for the 5th International African Palliative Care Conference?

Have you registered for the 5th International African Palliative Care Conference?

With the conference date drawing closer, it is time to get your registration in for the 5th International African Palliative Care Conference. Don’t miss out – get your registration in soon! 4 reasons you need to be at the 5th International African Palliative Care Conference: A fantastic line up of highly educative sessions. Information on speakers coming soon – Click here to download the...

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Pain free Initiative Program Training

Pain free Initiative Program Training

Have you ever suffered from pain? Millions of patients visit hospitals globally due to pain. It is one of the sign that tells us that something is wrong with our body, unfortunately majority of health care providers do not recognize pain and don’t know how to assess and manage it. It is out of this reason that the Pain Free Hospital Initiative was developed. The Pain free Initiative Program...

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Palliative care is everyone’s business

Palliative care is everyone’s business

Do you know how many patients in Kenya live with and die in excruciating pain? Many! The Ministry of Health of Kenya estimates 38000 new cancer patients yearly, 27000 of whom will die within 2years of their diagnosis. Over 80% of these patients present with advanced illness and are candidates for palliative care. Few people in Kenya understand the meaning of palliative care and thus the reason...

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