THE ONE YOUNG WORLD SUMMIT: WHAT ARE THE LESSONS I LEARNT?

If there is any incredible, lifechanging and inspiring summit I have attended, then it is the ONE YOUNG WORLD (OYW) SUMMIT 2022. The Summit is the landmark event of the year. It is a chance for the individuals like you and me, responsible for shaping the future of our world, to come together to confrontContinue reading THE ONE YOUNG WORLD SUMMIT: WHAT ARE THE LESSONS I LEARNT?

MY NCDS DIARY PUBLISHED BY THE GLOBAL NCD ALLIANCE 

As part of the Our Views, Our Voices initiative, the NCD Diaries are a participatory, community-based and multimedia storytelling project that illustrates and highlights individual lived experiences and calls for action on NCDs. The NCD Diaries use rich and immersive multimedia approaches to share lived experiences to drive change, using a public narrative framework. The third series of theContinue reading MY NCDS DIARY PUBLISHED BY THE GLOBAL NCD ALLIANCE 

NEW RESEARCH ALERT: COVID-19 & MENTAL HEALTH

What is cooking? What was cooking? Here is our latest research on the Effect of COVID 19 crisis on mental health among young people between 18-35 years in Kenya. Ogweno Stephen,1,2 Oduor Kevin,2,3 Redempta Mutisya,3 Otieno Bonface4 1University of Manchester, UK 2Stowelink Inc. 3Kenyatta University School of Public Health, Kenya 4University of Nairobi, Kenya. AbstractContinue reading NEW RESEARCH ALERT: COVID-19 & MENTAL HEALTH

COORDINATING THE MMM GLOBAL CAMPAIGN 2022

About MMM Campaign May Measurement Month (MMM) is a global campaign run by the International Hypertension Society with the help of international volunteers to create awareness on the need for blood pressure check-up. This year’s theme called on everyone to Measure their Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It and Live Longer, focusing on combatting low awarenessContinue reading “COORDINATING THE MMM GLOBAL CAMPAIGN 2022”

INTERVIEW WITH RFI ON PHYSICAL EXERCISE

In a recent interview with Radio France Internationale (RFI), I weighed in on the conversation around physical activity as a preventative measure against chronic diseases (non-communicable diseases). The world is currently experiencing epidemiological transition from infectious diseases to chronic diseases. According to available evidence, chronic diseases kill close to 41 million people each year, equivalentContinue reading “INTERVIEW WITH RFI ON PHYSICAL EXERCISE”

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ON HYPERTENSION IN LINE WITH WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY 2022

On May 17th every year, the word celebrates the World Hypertension Day. This is day is dedicated to educating people on hypertension and spreading awareness about the need to have blood pressure measured. In 2022, the WHD was celebrated with as special theme, “Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer, focusing on combattingContinue reading “EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ON HYPERTENSION IN LINE WITH WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY 2022”

DISSEMINATING AND ENDORSING THE GLOBAL CHARTER FOR MEANINGFUL INVOLVEMENT OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

On September 6, 2021, the Global NCD Alliance launched the Global Charter on Meaningful Involvement of People Living with Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) with the aim of harnessing the value of a lived experience in health policy, programming and decision making. With the Charter, the NCD Alliance is calling on organizations to have meaningful involvement ofContinue reading DISSEMINATING AND ENDORSING THE GLOBAL CHARTER FOR MEANINGFUL INVOLVEMENT OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

MODERATING PANEL DISCUSSION ON ELIMINATION OF INDUSTRIALLY PRODUCED TRANS FATS

The discussion on Industrially Produced Trans Fatty Acids (IP-TFA) continue to gather momentum worldwide. The elimination of these IP-TFAs is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to prevent non communicable diseases, such as coronary heart disease. There is overwhelming evidence suggesting that increased intake of trans fatContinue reading “MODERATING PANEL DISCUSSION ON ELIMINATION OF INDUSTRIALLY PRODUCED TRANS FATS”

MY SELECTION AS A DIGITAL ADVOCATE FOR ELIMINATION OF TRANS FATS IN THE EAST AFRICA REGION

I am profoundly grateful to have been selected to be one of the Digital Advocates under the Elimination of Trans Fats in East Africa Region Campaign run by the International Institute for Legislative Affairs. The 6-month long initiative aims at laying the effective groundwork for successful elimination of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) which have detrimentalContinue reading MY SELECTION AS A DIGITAL ADVOCATE FOR ELIMINATION OF TRANS FATS IN THE EAST AFRICA REGION

NEW RESEARCH PUBLICATION ALERT

Finally!!!! Our research study on Factors Influencing NCDs Literacy Levels in Vihiga County has been published in an international journal. The article is published in high impact factor journal —the European Journal of Environment and Public Health. The study was inspired by the IPAB (Increasing Priority, Attention and Budget allocation for NCDs) project we conductedContinue reading “NEW RESEARCH PUBLICATION ALERT”