After a three-year break, we are delighted to announce a forthcoming poetry event at St Mary Islington, organised by friends of HCK, Mike and Nancy. The event will be the launch of Smokestack Lightning, a new anthology edited by Andy Croft,
Home visits are vital to ensure that the most sick and disadvantaged do not miss out on essential palliative care. Last year we helped hospices across 12 Kenyan counties carry out home visits, helping over 1,630 patients and their families.
My name is Grace, I am 80 years old. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer I didn’t know what to do. People say that when you get cancer you will soon die, I was afraid of death. My daughter
Over the past year we have been helping to develop palliative care for the first time in Marsabit County in Kenya’s semi-arid north. Marsabit is Kenya’s second largest county where almost a quarter of the population live in extreme poverty.
Over the past year we have helped Kendu Adventist Hospital in Homa Bay County to improve the capacity of their staff to provide quality palliative care to patients with life-limiting illness. With just two palliative care units providing services to
Every day, Kenya’s palliative care nurses work tirelessly to provide care in the face of complex issues with a very limited workforce and resources. But these challenges are met with dedication and resilience, palliative care nurses doing everything they can
Thank you to everybody who supported our Charity Concert on Saturday 5th February at Great Malvern Priory. It was a wonderful evening and a huge success, so far raising over £8,000 for our work developing palliative care in Kenya. We
The HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening for early detection can prevent cervical cancer and save lives. In Kenya, cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women and the most common cause of cancer deaths. This Cervical Cancer
Muriel Kinyanga, palliative care nurse at Taita Taveta Hospice in southern Kenya tells us about her patient: “A community health volunteer told me about a lady in her village who was suffering with severe pain. She lived two kilometres away
We have been helping Kitui Palliative Care Unit in southern Kenya to train family carers and empower them to improve the lives of their loved one living with life-limiting illness. The team has already reached 60 carers with training in