WE MUST ENACT TRANSFAT POLICIES NOW!

In 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) developed the #REPLACE package, a step-by-step guide supporting Transfat elimination efforts. It is 5 years now and no country in East Africa has enacted Trans Fat policies. This is saddening! Enacting Trans-Fat policies must now be a top priority and an urgent national and regional imperative. The numberContinue reading “WE MUST ENACT TRANSFAT POLICIES NOW!”

Review of the Impact of Tobacco Advocacy in Kenya

On the 20th of April 2023, the International Institute for Legislative Affairs hosted yet another workshop on Tobacco Tax. This session which brought together journalists and NCDs advocates aimed to provide further insight into Tobacco tax as a crucial public health measure, as outlined in Article 6 of the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco ControlContinue reading “Review of the Impact of Tobacco Advocacy in Kenya”

First Runners Up- Student Innovation Project of Year-QHKA 2023

I honestly can’t fail to mention how proud I am to have been nominated and awarded as a first-runner up during the Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards currently in its 4th edition. I was nominated in the Student Innovation Project of the Year-Healthcare Research category. The Quality Healthcare Awards initiative takes a health system strengthening approachContinue reading “First Runners Up- Student Innovation Project of Year-QHKA 2023”

World Health Day Trans Fat Campaign Tweet Chat

On World Health Day, which is celebrated on the 7th of April, I joined my colleagues in a Tweet Chat on Trans Fats to raise awareness on there health effects and advocate for enactment of appropriate policies. The Global NCD Alliance notes that trans fats are the worst type of fat to eat. Most trans-fatsContinue reading “World Health Day Trans Fat Campaign Tweet Chat”

Climate Change and NCDs Training for Young People in Nairobi

January was a busy month with climate change and NCDs (non-communicable diseases) training taking place in Nairobi. Together with colleagues, I facilitated this training exploring the nexus between climate change and non-communicable disease for young people drawn from Roysambu Constituency. Given that climate change and NCDs both have their root causes across multiple sectors, understandingContinue reading “Climate Change and NCDs Training for Young People in Nairobi”

Tobacco Tax Advocacy/Budget Sensitization Forum

On the 10th of January 2023, the International Institute for Legislative Affairs (ILLA) conducted a training on tobacco tax advocacy and budget sensitizations. I had the privilege of participate in this important training as an NCD advocate. I gained invaluable insight on tobacco advocacy and some of the fiscal measures to reduces cigarette consumption. TobaccoContinue reading “Tobacco Tax Advocacy/Budget Sensitization Forum”

MY KEYNOTE PRESENTATION DURING A DIABETES TALK WITH BBYI

In the run-up to World Diabetes Day 2022, Breaking Barrier Youth Initiative organized a Diabetes talk to sensitize members on this chronic non-communicable disease. It was an honor to be invited to give a keynote presentation on the disease and explain more about World Diabetes Day commemorated annually on 14th November. Diabetes is a groupContinue reading “MY KEYNOTE PRESENTATION DURING A DIABETES TALK WITH BBYI”

MY PRESENTATION AT THE 2ND YouTH VOICES SUMMIT 2022

The 2nd YouTH Voices Summit 2022 took place from 1st to 3rd December bringing together young professionals and University Students in Kenya. Organized under the theme of ‘Activating Youthful Leadership Towards the Realization of UHC (Universal Health Coverage) in Kenya,’ the summit explored ways through which young people can help improve access to quality healthcareContinue reading “MY PRESENTATION AT THE 2ND YouTH VOICES SUMMIT 2022”

INTERVIEW WITH KUTV ON MENTAL HEALTH

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 anContinue reading “INTERVIEW WITH KUTV ON MENTAL HEALTH”

FETED AT JASIRI GALA NIGHT WITH WELLNESS AWARD

Before I talk about this award, I remember in my last blog shortly before I left for Jasiri residential intensive, I promised to share the amazing experience once it is over. Well, I am here, confessing to you that Jasiri programme was great; it was an amazing experience, to say the least. I met amazingContinue reading FETED AT JASIRI GALA NIGHT WITH WELLNESS AWARD