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Hospice staff – the heroes of Palliative Care provision: A day in the life of Nairobi Hospice Day Care activities

Hospice staff – the heroes of Palliative Care provision: A day in the life of Nairobi Hospice Day Care activities

Thursdays are a special day at the Nairobi Hospice in the Kenyan capital. It is the day set aside for day care for the patients to meet at the institution to share experiences and talk with the staff. It is a much needed change of environment for patients. The focus is on physical, economic, spiritual, social, psychological and emotional needs of patients, care givers and their families....

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Bringing Palliative Care to the valleys of Ngong, Kajiado County

Bringing Palliative Care to the valleys of Ngong, Kajiado County

Picture your family receiving news so devastating you start to question everything in life. Well that was the case for the Ndaba family when one close relative was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The responsibility of caring for him fell upon the family and it is the ripple effect from this that led to establishment of Trinity Care Centre. A search for an ideal place for their uncle to receive...

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Strides taken in integrating Palliative Care provision in Kenya – trend setting in Nyeri, Eldoret and Homa Bay

Strides taken in integrating Palliative Care provision in Kenya – trend setting in Nyeri, Eldoret and Homa Bay

God forbid that a loved one, relative or friend is diagnosed with a terminal illness, or is elderly and requires constant health supervision at home or in hospital; it is almost a certainty that this person will at a particular time require palliative care. This form of healthcare maybe one that you are familiar with or one that is totally new to you. For many residents of Nyeri, Eldoret or Homa...

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Seeking increased cervical cancer screening in the next decade to save thousands of Kenyan women

Seeking increased cervical cancer screening in the next decade to save thousands of Kenyan women

Cervical cancer accounts for 30 cases per every 100,000 reported annually in Kenya, making it the most common cancer among women in the country. It is also the most leading cause of deaths due to cancer among women every year. The number of women being screened for this form of cancer is alarmingly low – only 3% of women of child bearing age. These were the main issues of discussion as the...

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Experts meet in Lusaka to share knowledge on Cancer Control and Care

Experts meet in Lusaka to share knowledge on Cancer Control and Care

Cancer experts from Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Rwanda met in Lusaka to share knowledge and exchange ideas at the Taking a Regional Approach Workshop. The World Bank in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health organized this Cancer Care and Control South-South Knowledge Exchange (CCC SSKE) meeting. The regional workshop was the culmination of CCC SSKE activities that have taken place...

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Kenya National Cancer Institute Launched

Kenya National Cancer Institute Launched

The Kenya Government Ministry of Health held a media briefing on World Cancer Day and at the same time inaugurated the first National Cancer Institute (NCI) Board of Trustees. This has been a long journey for Kenyans. “Over 30 thousand people develop cancer every year, of these, 27,000 die within 8-18 months. Cancer remains a huge public health problem in Kenya” says Dr. Joseph Kibachio, the...

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