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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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UTC Training for Faith Based Organization

In October 2019, ISSUP Kenya and the Presbyterian Church of East Africa commenced training on UTC for its staff involved with management of persons with substance use disorders. It was a milestone for both ISSUP Kenya and the faith based institution. The series of UTC trainings will continue until mid 2020.

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NACADA/GCCC/ISSUP Kenya Meeting

NACADA/GCCC/ISSUP meeting on 14th October 2019 at NACADA offices. To explore efforts at professionalizing the workforce in Kenya through training, credentialing and professional networking. 

From L to R. Ms Susan Maua (Prevention-Nacada), Dr Richard Gakunju (Chair GCCC), Mr Victor Okioma (CEO-Nacada), Ms Becky Vaughn (Director-GCCC), Mr Evans Oloo (President, ISSUP Kenya), Rev Gachoka Wangai (Treatment-Nacada)

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Partnerships and Collaborations

ISSUP Kenya today, 30th September 2019  joined NACADA and other stakeholders in the field of drug demand reduction, as  the National Authority launched its 2019-2022 strategic plan. Partnerships and collaborations - the way to go.

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Annual General Meeting 2019

ISSUP Kenya AGM was held on 7/9/2019. The key speaker was Dr Mercy Karanja, Consultant Psychiatrist,
Deputy Director of Medical Services: Focal Person for Substance Use Management, Division of Mental Health, Ministry of Health. 

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ISSUP Kenya meet Austrian Ambassador

Many thanks to His Excellency Christian Fellner, Austrian Ambassador to Kenya for meeting the team from ISSUP Kenya at the Austrian Embassy Nairobi. It was an honour sharing  on Drug Demand Reduction (Kenya and Austria experience), this in preparation for ISSUP V conference in Vienna. Present: ISSUP Kenya President Evans Oloo, Executive members Dr. Richard Gakunju & Ms. Susan Ruturi  

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UTC Substance Use Disorders training delivered by ISSUP Kenya, June 2019

The Director General Kenya National Youth Service (NYS) Madam Matilda Sakwa, EBS- officially opened UTC training on Substance Use Disorders conducted by ISSUP Kenya.
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