Zipporah Ali, MD

Zipporah Ali, MD

National Coordinator Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA)


Dr. Zipporah Ali works closely with the staff and board of Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association to ensure that all objectives of the association are met. She is focused on networking with all hospices and palliative care centers through the country. She promotes and encourages palliative care research throughout Kenya. She is an advocate for creating awareness nationwide, including among the public, NGO’s, Government and Legislation. Her passion to make everyone aware of and access to Palliative Care is shown through the many workshops she organizes on Palliative Care Advocacy and Awareness, Essential pain medication and other relevant issues.

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Key Accomplishments

  • Appointed Acting National Coordinator, Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA)
    National Coordinator, Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA)

Education / Honors

  • Leader, International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative, The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, San Diego, CA, USA, 2010-2011
  • APCA award – For contribution and commitment to Palliative care in Africa through setting up the African palliative care Association (APCA), 2007
  • Higher Diploma in Palliative Care, Oxford Brookes University in conjunction with Nairobi Hospice 2002Student-Masters in Palliative Care LDL, University of Dundee, 2007-present
  • Palliative Care Mentorship For Students, Oxford Brooks University, School of Health and Social Care (Mentored students for higher diploma in Palliative Care) June 2004- July 2005
  • Master of Public Health (MPH), Department of Community Health, University of Nairobi; 1997-1999
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), Aegean University, Izmir, Turkey, 1986
  • Certificate of Turkish Language, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey, 1980

Key Publications
Journal articles

  • Discovering Your Voice, Afya Digest magazine, October 2009
  • Palliative Care in Kenya, Doctors News Magazine, June, 2008
  • Palliative Care in Kenya, Afya Digest Magazine, June, 2008
  • Ali Z; 2004; Palliative Care in Kenya; the APCA Journal of Palliative Care. Vol 1. June 2004
  • Downing J and Ali Merdin Zipporah; 2006: Palliative Care Associations; In a Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS in Sub-Sahara, Africa

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