The course, which is taught on-site at Nairobi Hospice, is multidisciplinary and is designed to enable practitioners from across Africa to develop skills and knowledge related to the care of individuals and families coping with a life-threatening illness and bereavement.
During the recent graduation ceremony, Nairobi Hospice Chairman Dr Sobbie Mulindi commended the tireless effort, support and encouragement of the teaching team and the unwavering support from OBU that has assisted the students to achieve such great success, reported the Kenya edition of ehospice.
Dr Mulindi urged the graduates to make a positive difference and impact in the lives of patients and their families in need of palliative care. “Be agents of change, even in palliative care education wherever you will be, doing your best with whatever resources you have,” he told the graduands.
Dr Simon Dowell, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Life Sciences at OBU, also attended the ceremony. In his address to the students, he said that the graduation presented an opportunity to recognise the significant effort put forward over the course of their studies.
Dr Dowell added: “Caring for the sick and the vulnerable is a very great privilege. Your patients or clients let you into their lives in the most intimate way, sharing their hopes and fears and looking to you for help and support. Your contribution to their lives makes a difference.”