Dr. Zipporah Ali, MD, MPH, MPC, HonDUniv
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; International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN), Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) and ehospice, Kenya Network of Cancer Organizations (KENCO), Cancer Alliance Kenya and Alzheimer/Dementia Kenya. She has previously served on the International Hospice and Palliative Care Association (IAHPC), African Palliative Care Association (APCA), Kenya Cancer Association, Hope for Cancer Kids, St. George’s Secondary School and Kenya Cancer Association Boards.
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, and 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 Higher Diploma in the International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative at The Institute of Palliative Medicine at the San Diego Hospice.