KEHPCA held its 1st Palliative Care conference on 20th-21st November 2008 at Sarova Panafric Hotel. The conference was successful and was attended by 156 delegates both national and international. Hon. Danson Mungatana, Assistant Minister for Medical Services was the Chief Guest. He acknowledged that there was no government policy on Palliative Care and challenged stakeholders to come up with one and present it to his ministry so that lobbying for it’s support can begin. Also in attendance were Palliative Care providers and stakeholders within Kenya. The theme of the conference was ‘Palliative Care as a Human Right: Relief from Pain and Suffering’.
- Kenya’s First Nurse to Attain a PhD in Palliative Care – Dr. Jostine Mutinda
- New policy to boost uptake of palliative care
- Launch of The Kenyan Palliative Care Policy by Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta
- “I used to think hospice care or palliative care was for cancer patients only.”
- New Kid on the block