Over the past year we have, for the first time, started supporting the development of palliative care in Garissa County in east Kenya. Garissa County is one of the poorest counties in Kenya. A predominantly rural area where limited healthcare
As our Every Child Counts project gets underway, our partners in Meru, Siaya and Kajiado West have been reaching out to schools across these counties. We want to create a supportive and inclusive school environment in which children with life-limiting
We are delighted to have received the kind donation of a beautiful painting of the original Nairobi Hospice. The painting has been donated by friend of Hospice Care Kenya, Gwyn Sloan. Hospice Care Kenya was originally founded in 1991 to
We’re excited to announce our new project which aims to reach many more children and families with life-changing palliative care and psychosocial support. In Kenya, 95% of children living with a life-limiting or life-threatening illness cannot access the palliative care
Over the last two years we have been supporting eight nurses, selected from palliative care facilities across Kenya, to become Nurse Leaders. The Palliative Care Nurse Leadership Initiative aimed to develop these individuals’ skills in advocating for and leading palliative
In Makueni County, southern Kenya, access to palliative care remains incredibly sparse. The vast majority of those in need have no choice but to suffer in isolation without the care, support and pain relief that palliative care can provide. Three
Palliative care is about treating each patient as a whole person rather than just their illness. Despite shortages of funds and staff, palliative care nurses employ this person-centred approach to meet the individual needs of each patient and their family
Poetry in the Crypt is a popular evening of poetry held quarterly at St Mary Islington in London. The events are organised by friends of Hospice Care Kenya, Nancy Mattson and Mike Bartholomew-Biggs, both church members and writers, each with
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.
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.