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C.E.O Nakuru Hospice, Soaring to greater heights.

C.E.O Nakuru Hospice, Soaring to greater heights.

It was a moment of delight for Ms Elizabeth Ndung’u, who is the current C.E.O of Nakuru hospice when she was honored and elected as the president of Rotary club in Nakuru County last month. Rotary is a global network of people who are problem-solvers and who see the world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe. She says her new position at the Rotary club...

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Fostering Spirituality In Palliative Care – KEHPCA 2018

Fostering Spirituality In Palliative Care – KEHPCA 2018

Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA), the umbrella body for hospices and palliative care in Kenya, partnered with the American Cancer Society through SOURCE program, to undertake 3 day spirituality training at Nairobi Baptist church last week starting from 1st -3rd August 2018. The training was informed as a result of high demand and identified knowledge gap in this...

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Breast Cancer Lemonade

Breast Cancer Lemonade

There is always hope, though sometimes it may change and it may mean something different for each person in any given situation, the word “cancer” is no longer associated to death anymore. “It is weird to say that cancer has been a gift to me but in somewhat ways, it has been and it has changed my life’’. Says ‘Susan’, one of the women I met earlier last week at Kenya Hospice and...

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Dr. Zipporah Ali awarded 2018 Women4Africa Humanitarian Award

Dr. Zipporah Ali awarded 2018 Women4Africa Humanitarian Award

Africa, “the last continent, the dark continent, Women the weaker gender, the oppressed gender,” this is what the media has shared for many years but this is also the story that has changed. The sound of celebration will never end, not as long as we have ordinary women who are doing extraordinary things. Saturday the 19th of May 2018, Kensington, Central London once again played host to...

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Palliative care awareness on the rise

Palliative care awareness on the rise

Attend a health-based meeting these days in Kenya and definitely, there will be discussions on palliative care. Palliative care awareness in Kenya is escalating evidenced by the many medical staff going for various trainings on palliative care and more patients embracing the same in various treatment facilities. Palliative care is the medical care that improves quality of life for both the...

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Nothing for us without us

Nothing for us without us

Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) constitute two-thirds of the global burden of disease, however, they attract 1-2% of global health financing while tuberculosis, malaria, maternal/child care and HIV/AIDS attract 90%. This is according to a report by World Health Organisation global coordination mechanism on NCDs. With these alarming statistics in mind, a two days stakeholder collaboration event...

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