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ISSUP Kenya - Kenyatta University Collaboration

ISSUP Kenya has entered into talks with Kenyatta University through Department of Psychology, to explore potential for partnership in the delivery of mutual objectives, programs and activities. Present during the meeting held on 17th December 2020 at the KU administrative complex: Dr. Eunice Githae-Chair Department of Psychology, Dr. Pamela Kaithuru-ISSUP Kenya), Evans Oloo-President ISSUP Kenya & Dr. Beatrice Kathungu-KU/ISSUP amongst other faculty members.

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ISSUP Kenya National Chapter Annual General Meeting 2020

The Annual General Meeting for ISSUP Kenya, which is mandated by law for all societies and constituted our national conference, was held today, online. There was a good turn out and several resolutions were made which will be ratified by the executive committee before being announced to the broader membership. 

We continue to be encouraged by the activity and participation of the membership and look forward to more engagement as we build and develop our chapter.

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UTC Trainee Graduation

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. Richard Gakunju & Vice president ISSUP Kenya Ms. Susan Gitau.

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Graduation UTC Training :16th October 2020

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,The CEO Kikuyu hospital Dr. P.Kimpiatu. Other officials present included Rev. Dr. W. Kogo, ISSUP Kenya Executive Dr. Richard Gakunju & Vice president ISSUP Kenya Ms. Susan Gitau.

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World Mental Health Day 2020

ISSUP Kenya was pleased to participate in this years World Mental Health Day in partnership with Chiromo Mental Hospital and APA Insurance Company. Over 100 participants joined the webinar on Substance Use Disorders: Role of family & colleagues in the workplace. 

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ISSUP-Kenya/PCEA Graduation

Today marked the graduation of the inaugural ISSUP-Kenya/PCEA training cohort for UTC. It was moderated by our very own Deputy President, Mwalimu Susan Gitau, and our patron Dr. Richard Gakunju with guest of honour being Governor of Kiambu County, Eng Nyoro. They’ll be sitting the exams soon. Today was presentation of certificates of course completion. Well done to them, and all the best for the exams. (They were a delight to train with)👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

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ISSUP Kenya/PCEA UTC Training

Today saw the end of the UTC training by ISSUP-Kenya for the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) which started in October 2019 for the members and staff of this faith-based organisation. Originally meant to end in June 2020 this cohort's training was disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. However due to the diligence of the cohort members and with the continuous encouragement of the trainers led by ISSUP Kenya chapter President Evans Oloo and our patron and Chairman of the GCCC Dr.

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Webinar: Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Substance Use Disorders: Prevention & Management

ISSUP Kenya in partnership with ISSUP Global invite you to participate in a webinar discussing the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. The webinar will be presented on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Nairobi time).

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ISSUP Kenya @ Mental Health Task Force

On behalf of ISSUP Kenya, I presented our memorandum to the Mental Health Task Force of the Ministry of Health. The task force, which  was set up following a cabinet directive chaired by the President of the Republic of Kenya, seeks to gather public views on challenges and solutions about the state of mental health in the country. As a professional body we advocated for substance use disorders to be treated as a mental health issue and not just a security or moral  issue.

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ISSUP Kenya Executive Committee Meeting 2020

The Executive Committee of ISSUP Kenya met at the beginning of the year to review the successes and challenges of the previous year and at the same time plan the activities for 2020.

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