Kenya

Kenya Launches National Guidelines on Drug Use Prevention

June 26, 2021, Nairobi, Kenya:- As the World commemorated the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADA) on June 26, 2021, Kenya has added another milestone in the journey towards a nation free from alcohol and drug abuse:-The National Guidelines on Drug Use Prevention were launched! Previously in Kenya, the approach to prevention has been single event activities, development and dissemination of information, education and communication (IEC) materials on myths and the negative

Addressing Unprecedented Challenges in Management of SUD’s and GBV in the midst of COVID-19

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ISSUP Kenya would like to present their Webinar on Addressing Unprecedented Challenges in Management of SUD's and GBV in the midst of COVID-19. The Webinar will explore emerging trends in Substance Use Disorder and Gender-based violence in view of COVID-19 and the correlations between SUD’s and GBV, with special emphasis of the impact of COVID-19.

Addressing Unprecedented Challenges in Management of SUD’s and GBV in the midst of COVID-19

Nairobi, Kenya,
ISSUP Kenya would like to invite you to attend their upcoming webinar on Addressing Unprecedented Challenges in Management of SUD's and GBV in the midst of COVID-19. The Webinar will explore emerging trends in Substance Use Disorder and Gender-based violence in view of COVID-19 and the correlations between SUD’s and GBV, with special emphasis of the impact of COVID-19.

UTC Trainee Graduation

Nairobi , Kenya,

ISSUP Kenya in partnership with the PCEA graduated the first cohort of trainees on basic UTC course:a total of 30 participants.The ceremony at the Kikuyu mission hospital was graced by the Governor of Kiambu County,His Excellency James Nyoro, In coming SG of the PCEA, Rev. Dr. Waihenya and the CEO of Kikuyu hospital Dr. P.Kimpiatu. Other officials present included Rev. Dr. W. Kogo, ISSUP Kenya Executive Dr.

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

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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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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;