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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...

They do not have to live in pain

Kenya Hospice and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) has been on the cutting edge of creating awareness on pain management, for this reason KEHPCA team have been travelling to different counties within the country with the intention of training health care workers...

My last hope

My husband and I came to the construction site of Kimbilio Care Center in Eldoret today. My office is a chair with my computer on my lap, inside the chapel. I look around and see beautifully, bright colored stained glass windows speaking these words to me: Peace...

The right way to say Goodbye

Paarl in the Western Cape, South Africa is where Nelson Mandela was released from prison in February 1990, twenty-eight years ago. This story is about another release, the release of a child called Quinton who was from a poor neighborhood in Paarl.  This is the...

Tell the tale of an inspiration-Dr Zipporah Ali

“Dr Zippy Ali has been actively involved in the advocacy for palliative care in Kenya for the last 15 years. As the Executive director of Kenya Hospice and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) she has been emphatic, leading the fight for recognition of palliative care in the country.”

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...

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...

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...

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...

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