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KEHPCA CONDUCTS PALLIATIVE CARE LEGAL AID CLINICS IN THE COUNTIES

Over time, many concerns have been raised with regards to various legal aspects with regards to palliative care for patients and their families. In our engagement across the country with people living with serious health conditions, their families and caregivers,...

THE IMPORTANCE OF PALLIATIVE CARE IN UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE

Outpacing every need in the medical care field is palliative care.  With the rising cases of serious health conditions around us, people have come to recognize the need for proper care for people living with serious illnesses. It is not enough to just provide...

GIVING DIGNIFIED CARE TO THE SERIOUSLY ILL

This past week, the world came together to collectively and unanimously call for the inclusion of hospice and palliative care in the Universal Health Coverage scheme and show empathy towards people living with serious health related suffering. For 6 days, people,...

Serving the marginalized

Elderly persons face a myriad of challenges including lack of access to medical services, food and shelter. The elderly are faced with medical challenges like dementia, cataracts, diabetes, hypertension, cancer hence the need for age-friendly services. There is need...

Medical Marijuana: Dispelling the myths

So much discussion has been witnessed regarding legalising and the use of Marijuana in treating diseases and alleviating symptoms. This plant has a long history of use as a recreational and also spiritual component. The current question is its medicinal value....

Palliative care critical for the seriously ill

For many years, Millicent Kagonga endured the discomfort and shame of living with a foul smelling vaginal discharge whose cause she was unaware of. The stigma and isolation caused by the condition drove her into depression, causing her so much pain. When she...

Taking Palliative Care to Refugee Camps in Northern Kenya

In refugee camps, both in Kakuma and Dadaab Refugee Camps (Humanitarian Situations), cancer and other Non Communicable Diseases(NCDs)are now seen as a growing challenge for health providers. The problem is mainly with the healthcare system, which faces challenges...

Palliative Care at the slopes of Ngong Hills

Palliative care is fundamental to health and human dignity and is a basic human right. People Living With Palliative Care Needs (PLWPCN) therefore should access these services within their county of residence. Located 4 kilometres from Ngong Town, at the slopes of the...

My thrilling encounter during KEHPCA Conference 2018

“Receiving a full registration sponsorship from KEHPCA to attend the 5th National Palliative Care Conference in itself was certainly a stroke of luck, I was very excited”, Says Emmanuel Mayaka Onduso who is a Kenyan student currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in...

KEHPCA conference 2018

The Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association held its 5th National palliative care conference last week starting from 7th -9th at Laico Regency in Nairobi Kenya. The conference brought together delegate from all parts Kenya, Africa and around the world who are...

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