THE WAIT IS OVER! MAY MEASUREMENT MONTH IS HERE AGAIN

It was with reluctance and sadness that the International Society of Hypertension cancelled the May Measurement Month (2020) citing the global impact of COVID-19 pandemic. With COVID-19 affecting nearly all countries across the world, the health workers were stretched to the limits, and it was understandably not possible to go ahead with the MMM eventContinue reading “THE WAIT IS OVER! MAY MEASUREMENT MONTH IS HERE AGAIN”

THE NCD NAVIGATOR MEETING AT CROWN PLAZA HOTEL

In January 2021, our organization (Stowelink) signed up on National NCD Navigator tool. Being a key player in the NCDs field, we joined other organization to fill this dynamic mapping too for NCD program which shows the scale of activities across the country with real-time data and visualization. Developed by PATH in collaboration with theContinue reading “THE NCD NAVIGATOR MEETING AT CROWN PLAZA HOTEL”

MY INTERVIEW WITH KUTV IN LINE WITH THE WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2021

In yet another exclusive interview with Kenyatta University Radio and Television Services, I got an opportunity to talk about Mental Health in line with the World Mental Health Day commemorated every 10th day of October every year. The theme for World Mental Health Day 2021 was; Mental Health in an Unequal World. During the interview,Continue reading “MY INTERVIEW WITH KUTV IN LINE WITH THE WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2021”

DEMYSTIFYING SUICIDE-MY PRESENTATION AT A WEBINAR HOSTED BY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION OF KENYATTA UNIVERSITY

According to the World Health Organization, more than 700 000 people die by suicide every year translating to one person every 40 seconds. More sobering is the fact that suicide occurs throughout life and is the fourth leading cause of death among the youth aged 15-29 years old globally. In looking at the WHO’s 5Continue reading “DEMYSTIFYING SUICIDE-MY PRESENTATION AT A WEBINAR HOSTED BY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION OF KENYATTA UNIVERSITY”

KUTV EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ON NCDS AS A SILENT PANDEMIC

It is justified to say that non-communicable diseases are a silent pandemic owing to the number of annual deaths attributable to these chronic diseases. According to the World Health Organization; Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally. Each year, 15 million people die from a NCDContinue reading “KUTV EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ON NCDS AS A SILENT PANDEMIC”

AIR POLLUTION AND NCDs: PEER EDUCATORS TRAINING

This week, the training for the peer educators under the Young Health Program by Plan International continued in Mathare, Nairobi. As the facilitator and the trainer, I led the peer educators in demystifying the link between Air Pollution and NCDs. According to Global NCD Alliance, climate change (air pollution being among the causes) and non-communicableContinue reading “AIR POLLUTION AND NCDs: PEER EDUCATORS TRAINING”

TRAINING PEER EDUCATORS UNDER THE YOUNG HEALTH PROGRAM

Plan International is implementing the Young Health Program in the informal settlement in Nairobi including Kibera and Mathare slums. The AstraZeneca funded programme works to help young people aged 10-24 to take control of their health, especially to combat long-term conditions such as cancers, diabetes, respiratory and heart diseases, and mental ill health. These areContinue reading “TRAINING PEER EDUCATORS UNDER THE YOUNG HEALTH PROGRAM”

DRUG SENSITIZATION EVENT AT KENYATTA UNIVERSITY

According to the World Health Organization, nearly three-quarters of all noncommunicable disease (NCD) deaths worldwide take place in low- and middle-income countries, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). These 28 million deaths—from cancers, diabetes, and cardiovascular and respiratory diseases—are related to poverty and lack of detection and treatment. In these countries, inadequate healthcare systemsContinue reading “DRUG SENSITIZATION EVENT AT KENYATTA UNIVERSITY”

AfroPHC Workshop on PHC (Primary Health Care) funding/payment reforms in Africa (27th July 2021)

During the UN General Assembly high level meeting in 2011, world leaders made commitment to address NCDs. This commitment was re-affirmed in 2014 and 2018. Furthers, the advent of Sustainable Development Goals highlighted the growing commitment towards addressing the burden of NCDs as stipulated in target 3.4 which seeks to, “by 2030, reduce by oneContinue reading “AfroPHC Workshop on PHC (Primary Health Care) funding/payment reforms in Africa (27th July 2021)”

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT TRAINING-KENYATTA UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN UNION USHERS

Basic Life Support refers to the initial assistance given to a person who has suddenly taken ill. It involves rapidly performed interventions by either a health worker or lay people to ensure recognition of common emergencies, support ABC (Airway, Breathing and Circulation) and early access to a health care facility. It also refers to theContinue reading “BASIC LIFE SUPPORT TRAINING-KENYATTA UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN UNION USHERS”