1. Communication, community engagement and cultural transformation
KEHPCA upholds effective communication by addressing the concerns and availing needed resources to persons living with palliative care needs (PLWPCN)
2. Advocacy and Health System Strengthening
KEHPCA advocates for the World Health Organization (WHO) public health model to support the integration of palliative care into existing healthcare services. This model has four key elements: Policy, Education, Access to essential medicines, and Implementation. Therefore, KEHPCA recognizes the contribution palliative care makes to strengthen health systems and the opportunities for governments to work with palliative care organizations to optimize healthcare delivery to communities.
3. Capacity building
KEHPCA believes in having informed and empowered workforce who are the direct providers of care.
4. Research, information and technology
KEHPCA has incorporated World Health Organisation (WHO) strategy on research focusing on; strengthening health care systems through integration of palliative care services, addressing palliative care needs, promoting good palliative care practices and translating evidence in to practice.
5. Organization growth and Sustainability
KEHPCA’s robust leadership works closely with local and international development partners to mobilize resources that help strengthen and scale up existing and upcoming PC services.
6. Cancer Treatment and Palliation
KEHPCA is advocating for better access to oncology services in line with the Kenya National Cancer Control strategy and UHC guidelines through strengthening capacity building, mentorship and infrastructure .
Quality Palliative Care for all in Kenya.
To promote and support acceptable, accessible and affordable quality Palliative Care for individuals and families by creating networks of informed and empowered institutions in Kenya.
To enhance provision of Palliative care and improve the quality of life of persons affected with life threatening illnesses and their families
Our values are anchored by the words of Dame Cicely Saunders – Founder of the Modern Hospice movement “You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.”
Excellence: We believe in continuous review of standards of palliative care services offered to PLWPCN with the goal of improving their quality of life
Compassion: We aim to positively impact the quality of life of PLWPCNs by ensuring provision of PC in a kind empathetic manner
Accountability: We take responsibility and provide good stewardship of all resources entrusted to us
Teamwork: We believe in working together, yet independently with all our stakeholders towards the same goal
“Kilifi County Referral Hospital has received PPE. Thank you KEHPCA for your continued support.” Those are some of the words that keep us going at Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA). They give us a reason to wake up every morning to do what we do....
Nyeri County is working on a programme to train some of its community health volunteers (CHVs) to assist patients in need of palliative care. Palliative care is a service that relieves pain, symptoms, and stress caused by serious injuries or illnesses. According to...
Experts are in talks with the National Hospital Insurance Fund to expand its coverage to include end-of-life palliative care. The initiative led by Nyeri Deputy Governor Dr. Caroline Karugu aims to ensure timely access to palliative care by all Kenyans. Palliative...
KEHPCA is a National Association representing and supporting Hospices and Palliative Care providers in Kenya.
We use a multisectoral approach to promote access to palliative care up to the community level.