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Nyeri County to Train over 2,500 Volunteers on Palliative Care

Nyeri County to Train over 2,500 Volunteers on Palliative Care

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 want NHIF to Cover End-of-Life Care

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...

Launch of Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital Cancer Clinic

Launch of Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital Cancer Clinic

Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital (NTRH) is located in the cosmopolitan Laikipia County. It has the highest workload in the region compared to its physical capacity. It is a Level 4 hospital that serves over 50,000 patients in a quarter. The cancer clinic was...

Nyeri Hospice Inpatient Wing Launch 2nd October 2020

Nyeri Hospice Inpatient Wing Launch 2nd October 2020

We are ecstatic to announce that Nyeri Hospice has an inpatient wing. Nyeri Hospice is situated in Nyeri County (Mount Kenya Region) in central Kenya. It is the first rural hospice which started operating on the 1st of October 1995 as a satellite branch of Nairobi...

Palliative Care and Psychosocial Support

Palliative Care and Psychosocial Support

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), palliative care is defined as an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with a life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering...

Continuous Efforts in Advocacy for Palliative Care

Continuous Efforts in Advocacy for Palliative Care

Advocacy or advocating for something implies speaking for others. The Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA), does its best to bring about positive change on behalf of the people who need care the most in our population. Health advocacy includes...

HOORAY! OUR NEW WEBSITE IS UP!

HOORAY! OUR NEW WEBSITE IS UP!

With the rapid changes in the world, organizations need to ensure they update their constituents in the most efficient and effective way. Information shared needs to be regularly updated and must be accessible. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way organizations...

PPEs are Essential for Palliative Care during COVID-19

Palliative care is an important component of health care in pandemics. This contributes to symptom control, psychological support, spiritual care, supporting triage, and complex decision making. The current COVID-19 outbreak is taking its toll on healthcare systems globally. Despite some progress, palliative care still does not receive enough attention in humanitarian response leading to unnecessary suffering to both the patient and their families.

THE MISSING PART OF THE PIE

Kenya is experiencing a rising burden of Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) including hypertension, diabetes, cancer, stroke, renal failure among others. These conditions affect individuals regardless of their age, gender, social status and religion. In the past, there...

OUR LADY’S HOSPICE-THIGIO

Our Lady’s Hospice is a nine bed in-patient facility sponsored by the Daughters of Charity, which provides palliative care for persons living with life threatening conditions. Offering a refreshing and conducive space for patients, Our Lady’s Hospice (OLH), which is...

HPV AND YOU

What is HPV?  Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a viral infection that's passed between people through skin-to-skin contact. There are over 100 varieties of HPV, more than 40 of which are passed through sexual contact and can affect your genitals, mouth,...

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