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.
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
Elizabeth, an 85 year old widow, lives a subsistence life on her small plot of land. Unable to afford treatment for cervical cancer, the care she receives from Siaya Roselyn Hospice has been a life-line. The care and compassion that