We are currently supporting 17 Hospices, Palliative Care Units and Training Programmes across Kenya, to provide quality palliative care, and train health workers and community volunteers.
We are supporting Bungoma County Referral Hospital to train 30 medical professionals to improve referral of patients in need of palliative care.
Siaya Roselyne Hospice is training 40 community health volunteers to provide home-based care to patients with our support.
With our support, Webuye County Hospital has trained 10 Community Health Volunteers in palliative care to bring this vital service to local communities.
Laikipia Hospice is training health workers, volunteers and patient carers in palliative care to extend services out into the community. We are also supporting Laikipia Hospice in partnership with Nanyuki Cancer Support Group to train community health volunteers and assistants to raise awareness of cancer and provide patient care.
Nyeri Hospice is training medical professionals in county hospitals to improve palliative care knowledge and skills within the health system, and to improve partnership with the hospice.
We are supporting Nakuru Hospice to train community health volunteers and health professionals in palliative care to build capacity across the county to meet the needs of people with terminal illness.
We are supporting Meru Hospice to visit and provide care to patients in their homes.
We are supporting Nairobi Hospice to train 50 Community Health Volunteers in Kawangware and Korogocho slums, giving some of the poorest patients in Nairobi access to palliative care. This year we are also providing partial sponsorship for nurses undertaking a Diploma in Palliative Care with Nairobi Hospice and Oxford Brookes University.
We are sponsoring students to complete a Higher Diploma in Palliative Care Nursing at Kenya Medical Training College, Nairobi Campus.
We work closely with the Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA), which promotes the development of palliative care services in Kenya through advocacy, advice and training. We are pleased to contribute towards the running costs of this valuable organisation.
We are working with Hope For Cancer Kids to cover the cost of basic health insurance for children from disadvantaged families who have been diagnosed with cancer. This enables them to access curative cancer treatment, increasing their chances of survival.
Ongata Ngong Palliative Community Care is working in rural pastoralist communities raising awareness of cancer and other life-limiting illnesses and palliative care, and reaching communities with outreach clinics.
We are supporting Machakos Palliative Care Unit to run day care sessions for their patients, providing them with advice and peer support.
We are supporting Malindi Palliative Care Unit to develop their programme of community services including home visits to patients and support groups. So far the project has supported 54 adults and 3 children through these services and support groups.
Ruiru Sub-County Hospital palliative care unit will be training 20 health professionals and 20 volunteers to improve palliative care provision in the county.