UK mentors support Kenyan palliative care providers

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In the effort of strengthening palliative care in Kenya, Tropical Health & Education Trust (THET) is supporting palliative care experts from University of Edinburgh and other institutions to offer mentorship to palliative care providers in three hospitals, namely Moi Teaching and Referral, Nyeri and Homa Bay Hospitals.

Speaking during a visit to Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA), the UK mentors who were assigned to Nyeri Group comprising of Dr Jane Whitehurst, Dr Annette Edwards and Dr Mary Murray indicated that their role is to help mentees cope with any challenges they are facing to improve their ability to offer better palliative care services.

 “We help local palliative care leaders understand various situations in palliative care within the hospital setup and in the surrounding areas and help them to consider how services can be improved,” said Dr. Whitehurst.

You can read the full article on the Kenya edition of ehospice.

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