Guidance aims to standardise and harmonise cancer treatment and palliative care in Kenya

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The documents include the National Palliative Care Guidelines and a Legal Aspects in Palliative Care Handbook, along with National Guidelines for Cancer Management and National Palliative Care Training Curriculum for HIV/AIDS, Cancer and other life threatening illnesses.

Dr Zipporah Ali, KEHPCA’s Executive Director, said that the dissemination of palliative care guidelines will provide a direction for the establishment and implementation of palliative care services in the country, stating: “These documents will promote access to quality palliative care services including pain and symptom control.”

Dr Ali said that this is a basis for the development of palliative care standards in the country that will give a guide in establishment of a palliative care policy.

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