Addiction Professionals of Kenya meeting with the President-Elect of the Republic of Kenya

The Addiction Professionals of Kenya had the opportunity and privilege of having a tete-a- tete meeting with the President-Elect of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency Dr. William Samoei Ruto, before his inauguration on the 13th September 2022 as the new President of the Republic and Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces.

Kenya to include smoking cessation drugs as essential medicines

The Ministry of Health has been advised to add two non-nicotine drugs to Kenya’s Essential Medicines List, to help smokers quit tobacco and nicotine addiction. The World Health Organization said the two drugs bring “a powerful shift in the fight against the tobacco epidemic.” The two are bupropion and varenicline, which are more effective than the current cessation drugs, which contain nicotine.

Congratulations to the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) Family (For Managers & Supervisors ISSUP 2022 Cohort

From 10th to 16th May 2022, the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) gave an opportunity to its members to connect, unite and share evidence-based knowledge on substance use prevention, treatment and recovery support in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The theme of “Uniting the global community to face the challenge of addiction” was timely as the first in-person conference since the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. During the conference, there were