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Kenyan Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA)

Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) is a national association formed to represent all palliative care service providers in Kenya. KEHPCA’s mission is to scale up palliative care services to bridge the very significant gap between those who receive services and those in need. This encompasses addressing issues of accessibility, affordability and quality.

KEHPCA develops effective working relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders including development partners and donors, government ministries, bureaucrats, technocrats, legislators, regulators, NGO’s and interest groups to widen awareness and advocate for palliative care. KEHPCA’s main activities include education and training of health care professionals and non professionals, research for palliative care in Kenya, provision of technical support for palliative care service providers, initiating new service centres, advocacy, programme developments, and fundraising.

KEHPCA's Objectives

  • To advocate and create awareness about the needs and care of adults and children with life threatening illnesses.
  • To scale up palliative care services across Kenya.
  • Promotion of training and education, capacity building and research.
  • To advocate for recognition of palliative care as key component of primary health care.
  • To harmonize and promote standards for palliative care.
  • To monitor and evaluate hospice and palliative care programmes.

Phone:: +254-20-2729302
Mobile:: +254-722 507219

Physical Address
Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association
Top Plaza, 2nd floor,  Suite 2-2
Kindaruma Road off Ngong Road
Nairobi, Kenya


Kenyatta National Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

The unit serves to offer palliative care education to all local healthcare workers with emphasis on improving pain management for both adults and children, especially those with life threatening illnesses for whom a good quality of life is a priority.

Kenyatta National Hospital – Pain and Palliative care Unit
Contact person: Dr. Esther Munyoro
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Phone: +254-722-848-114 or +254-20-272-6300 Ext. 43790


Nairobi Hospice

Nairobi Hospice aims to be the leading institution in holistic palliative care service, education and research in Kenya and internationally. Its mission is to alleviate the suffering of patients with life limiting illnesses and their families, through commitment to cost-effective and accessible holistic palliative care service, education and advocacy.

Nairobi Hospice
Kenyatta National Hospital Complex,
Ralph Bunche Road, Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: +254 020 2719383
Mobile: +254 732 690 077


Nyeri Hospice

Nyeri Hospice is situated in Nyeri County (Mount Kenya region) in central Kenya. It is the first rural Hospice, started in 1995 as a satellite branch of Nairobi Hospice to cater for patients with life limiting illnesses. It provides care to the terminally ill patients, focusing on improving quality of life, thereby turning the end of life into an important time of living. Services provided include: Counseling, Home based care, Bereavement support, Daycare services, Legal aid clinic, Stoma group therapy, Training, Community Education, Provider Initiated Counseling & Testing (PICT), and a Mentorship Programme.

Nyeri Hospice

P.O Box 2246 - 10140


Mobile: +254 723 517 294

Fax: 061 2030878



Kibera Integrated Community Self-Help Programme (KICOSHEP)

KICOSHEP was founded in Kibera, Nairobi's largest slum, in 1991. The majority of patients were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS related ailments, revealing the impact and spread of HIV/AIDS within the Kibera community. The growing concern surrounding the overwhelming burden developing as a result of the AIDS pandemic shaped KICOSHEP’s Vision and Mission. It provides numerous educational, health, vocational, and outreach programs to address rampant poverty, illness, unemployment, alcohol and drug addiction, etc.

PO Box 49531, GPO 00100
Contact: Rev. Anne Owiti
Phone: +254 (0)20 601881
Fax: +254 (0)20 607936


Texas Cancer Centre

Texas Cancer Centre was started in June 2010 in response to a gap in the East African region where clients were unable to promptly access specialized cancer treatment services. Currently the centre offers laboratory and diagnostic procedures, cancer screening, prevention, treatment services and palliative care.  The new facility is providing radiotherapy services. Owing to a constrained public sector health system, growing population, introduction of new and modern medical technologies and increased cancer awareness in Kenya, the centre wants to expand by opening its new ultra-modern cancer centre.   The new facility is housing a radiotherapy bunker with state of the art Linear Accelerators to perform radiotherapy which make the centre a comprehensive and dedicated cancer treatment centre.  

Inpatient Services, Hurlingham/Outpatient Services, Mbagathi Way, Behind TOTAL

Phone: +254 (0)20 2623605

Phone: +254 (0)202716260

Phone: +254 (0)202716268