Every year, 10th October, the world commemorates the World Mental Health Day. According to the World Health Organization, the overall objective of the World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. WHO further notes that the day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

During this year’s commemoration, I got an opportunity to weigh in to mental health discussion. I noted that mental health conditions are public health concerns and are taking toll on societies and communities. In line with the theme; ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority, I reiterated that there is a growing body of need to increase investment on mental health and chronic non-communicable disease. According to WHO, mental illness is categorized under NCDs. This is all the more a reason for us to make mental health and wellbeing a global priority.

Watch the interview in the link below.

Published by Oduor Kevin

ODUOR KEVIN is a Public Health Specialist with considerable experience in the health care industry. He has worked in various organizations, leading projects and programs aimed at improving the health outcomes of people living with Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and the general population. Oduor Kevin is currently the Chief Programs Officer at Stowelink Inc, a youth-led organization with a single most focus on addressing the burden of NCDs. Oduor’s experience in project management is attributed to his work at Population Services Kenya (PSK) where he served as a member of the National Coordinating Committee for Kitu Ni Kukachora project. Further, in 2019, Oduor Kevin was appointed as Kenyatta University Campus Director by Millenium Campus Network (MCN) to supervise and lead Millennium Fellows in their Social Impact projects. During this assignment, he successfully supervised the fellows and delivered them for graduation under the banner of Millennium Fellowship.

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