KNCCI inks healthcare services deal with Nairobi Hospice for Nairobi residents
The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) – Nairobi County has entered into an agreement with Nairobi Hospice to run and support key initiatives within the healthcare sector.
The partnership will create value in line with the business and corporate social responsibility activities of Nairobi Hospice and KNCCI.
“Areas of interest for both parties are cancer prevention and palliative care, among others,” reads a statement.
Present during the signing event were the Chairman of KNCCI – Nairobi County, Julius Opio, the CEO of KNCCI – Nairobi County, James Odongo, KNCCI – Nairobi County Director, Alice Mungai and the CEO of Nairobi Hospice, Dr. Asaph Kinyanjui.
KNCCI – Nairobi County has in its organization members who support the healthcare industry spanning from finance, insurance, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications.
KNCCI – Nairobi, is a Chapter of KNCCI, a non-profit, non-political, autonomous Business Membership Organization (BMO).
On the other hand, Nairobi Hospice is a charitable organization that provides Palliative Care Services to patients facing life-limiting illnesses and offers training programs and internships in Palliative Care that ensures quality care is given to those in need.
In October last year, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta launched Kenya’s first Palliative Care Policy at the Nairobi Hospice.
She said the provision of palliative care was a human right and that the institution would help lower the nation’s disease burden.
“Palliative care is recognised as a human right, because of the rising burden of non-communicable diseases that have caused life-limiting illnesses to millions of people globally. It requires creation of systems and adaptation of how we deliver healthcare,” she said.
Palliative care is very crucial in restoring dignity and providing love and comfort in difficult times of ill-health.
First Lady Kenyatta challenged decision-makers in Kenya’s health sector to ensure the services are available across the country.