Scaling up and integrating palliative care for people living with HIV in Kenya

Categories: Policy.

Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association in partnership with the Ministry of Medical Services and the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation seek to integrate palliative care services to additional 30 level four (district) hospitals over the next two years.

This follows the successful integration of similar services in 11 provincial hospitals that has seen an increase in the number of patients reached by hospices and palliative care units from 7,000 per year in 2007 to over 30 000 in the year 2011.

In a country where up to 27% of hospice patients depend on palliative care, KEHPCA has continued to advocate for the integration of palliative care as one of the care options in the Kenyan health care system.

Read more on the Kenya edition of ehospice.