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. 

Members of  ISSUP Kenya with Dr. Karanja of the Ministry of Health during the 2019 AGM

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.

Dr.Richard Gakunju at the launch of  NACADA Strategic Plan


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)


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.

Mental health task force

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.

Executive committee 2020

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.

PCEA/ISSUP kenya Training