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Dr. Zipporah Ali

Dr. Zipporah Ali is the Executive Director of Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA). She is a Board Member of the International Hospice and Palliative Care Association (IAHPC), is on the advisory committee for GAPRI (Global access to Pain Relief Initiative), the advisory Council for African Palliative Care Association and the steering committee of Cancer Network of Kenya. Dr. Ali received the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) award for her contribution to palliative care in Africa and her work on the inaugural board of APCA. She has previously served on the APCA board and The Kenya Cancer Association Board. Dr. Ali plays a major role in education and training of health care professionals in palliative care, teaching at Oxford Brookes University-Nairobi Hospice and lecturing to medical students at the University of Nairobi. Dr. Ali is involved in advocacy and creating awareness on palliative care in Kenya, fostering strong relationships with the Ministry of Medical Services and the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation to integrate palliative care into government hospitals. Dr. Ali holds an MD from Ege University, Turkey, a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Nairobi and a Higher Diploma in Palliative Care from Oxford Brookes University.