Dr. Zipporah Ali
Dr Zipporah Ali is the Executive Director or of Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA). She serves on the board of several organizations including; Hope for Cancer Kids; International Children’s Palliative Care Network, Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance and ehospice and Youth Against Cancer in Kenya. She was among several others who 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 International Hospice and Palliative Care Association (IAHPC) board, African Palliative Care Association (APCA) board, St. George’s Secondary School board and Kenya Cancer Association Board. She was also on the steering committee of Kenya Network of Cancer Organizations. Dr. Ali is involved in advocacy and creating awareness on pain relief and palliative care in Kenya for children and adults. In her leadership role as the Executive Director for KEHPCA, she has been instrumental in fostering strong relationships with the Ministry of Health to integrate palliative care into government hospitals. She has also been instrumental in advocating for palliative care to be integrated in undergraduate medical and nursing schools in Kenya. She is a strong advocate for cancer prevention, control and treatment and was instrumental in developing the first National Cancer Control Strategy and the National Guidelines for Cancer Management-Kenya Dr. Ali holds an MD from Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Nairobi, a Higher Diploma in Palliative Care from Oxford Brookes University and a Masters in Palliative Care from the University of Dundee. She has completed the International Pain Policy Fellow program with the International Pain Policy Studies Group (WHO Collaborating Centre for Policy and Communication in Cancer Care, University of Wisconsin) as well as the International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative at The Institute of Palliative Medicine at the San Diego Hospice. In 2012, Zipporah was awarded an Honorary Doctor of the University by Oxford Brookes University in recognition of her outstanding contribution in palliative care both internationally and locally. She was also awarded l the Individual Advocacy Award by the African Palliative Care Association and Open Society Foundations.