The last two weeks have been busy for Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) as the association parked from its office at Chaka Court along Argwings Kodhek Road to unpack at Top Plaza along Kindaruma Road/Kamburu Drive.
During the opening ceremony, KEHPCA Executive Director Dr Zipporah Ali said the association has come a long way since its inception in November 2005. “We are here for patients. The new office should serve as a motivation to work harder and meet our goals of advocating for palliative care for all.” She said.
Board Treasurer Mr. Faustin Mugendi said that this transformation is a new beginning. “This is God’s work. Be encouraged for we are going places.” He said.
The Administration/Finance Officer, Miriam Igobwa gave a brief history of the association and thanked the team for the continued dedication towards realizing the association’s vision of quality palliative care for all in Kenya.
Mr. F. N. Njanja, KEHPCA’s new neighbor, dedicated the office to the Almighty God. He gave a word of encouragement from the Book of Psalms 91 urging everyone to seek God, for under Him things will fall into place.
The ceremony culminated with cutting of the ribbon followed by a feast where the staff and invited guests celebrated with a special meal and drinks.
More photos are available in the gallery below the home page as well as KEHPCA’s facebook page.
KEHPCA has continued to advocate for palliative care in the country at various levels with the following achievements among others.
- Recognition of palliative care as a human right in the Kenya National Patients Rights Charter 2013
- Inclusion of palliative care in the National Cancer Control Strategy
- Development of Palliative Care Training Curriculum to be used by institutions teaching palliative care
- Commencement of a Higher Diploma in Higher Education in Palliative Care at Kenya Medical Training College
- Continuous Medical Education sessions for Health Care Workers on aspects of palliative care as well as regular training workshops
The entire office could like to thank all donors and supporters for providing a shoulder to lean on as we continue to advocate for palliative care to reach each and every Kenyan faced with a life limiting illness.
May God Bless KEHPCA