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.
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
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
At the end of this month Dr Zipporah Ali retires from her role as Executive Director of the Kenya Hospice and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA). Zippy started work as a volunteer with KEHPCA in 2006 when the organisation was first
In our newsletter of Summer 2019 we shared the story of Pamela. A mum of two girls, Pamela was unable to afford treatment for advanced breast cancer. With no access to palliative care she lived with untreated wounds and only
Since local travel restrictions were lifted nurses from Siaya Hospice have been able to start visiting patients in their homes. The risk of Covid-19 means that many patients fear making the journey to the hospice so the dedicated hospice nurses