Kenya

A Review of the Public Sector Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Prevention Systems in Kenya

Citation
Jaguga, F., Kwobah, E. A review of the public sector substance use disorder treatment and prevention systems in Kenya. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 15, 47 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-020-00291-5
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Abstract

Background

The burden of substance use disorders in sub-Saharan Africa has been projected to increase by an estimated 130% by 2050. Despite this, little is known about the substance use disorder treatment and prevention systems in the region.

AFRICAN NATIONAL CHAPTERS DIGITAL MEETING

AFRICAN NATIONAL CHAPTERS DIGITAL MEETING

The Zoom meeting was hosted by Jeff Lee who invited the African National Chapters to be part of the meeting. The meeting was held on Tue Jan 14, 2020 2pm – 3pm (EAT). Uganda National Chapter was represented by Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL) i.e. Mr. Rogers Mutaawe, Mr. Andrew Lubega and Ms. Barbara Nakijoba.

Issues discussed included;

Women Using Heroin in Kenya: Why It’s Important to Intervene Early in Life

Recreational drug use in Kenya is common among men, women, and youth from both rural and urban environments. Heroin is the primary drug taken by injection in Kenya and it is linked with increased rates of HIV transmission. Recent research has shown that women who inject drugs in Kenya are more likely than men to contract HIV. In order to understand the trends amongst heroin use amongst women in Kenya, a team of researchers have

NG-CDF Conference Mombasa

The NG-CDF held a conference at Mombasa, Kenya which included a section on addiction, drug and substance abuse. Facilitating this was an interactive and informative experience. Questions on drug and substance abuse effects on the work environment and performance at tasks were discussed.

A Step‑Wise Community Engagement and Capacity Building Model Prior to Implementation of mhGAP‑IG in a Low and Middle‑Income Country

Citation
Mutiso et al. Int J Ment Health Syst (2018) 12:57 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13033-018-0234-y
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Background

The World Health Organization developed the Mental Health Gap Action Programme Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG) as guidelines for innovative utilization of available resources in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in order to accelerate the reduction of the mental health treatment gap.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Tobacco Product Display at Points-of-Sale in Kenya

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Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance (KETCA)
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In 2007, Kenya enacted the Tobacco Control Act, which is the principal tobacco control law in the country. The 2007 law includes prohibition of smoking in public places, ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, and packaging and labeling of tobacco products.

Media Influence on Public Policy in Kenya: The Case of Illicit Brew Consumption

Citation
Mwangi C. (2018). Media Influence on Public Policy in Kenya: The Case of Illicit Brew Consumption. SAGE Open https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244018764245
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Abstract

The media plays a major role in public life, influencing citizens’ focus of attention and providing many of the facts and opinions that shape perspectives on topics of the day. Studies that analyze media influences on policy making have had mixed results on whether the media does actually influence public policy.