CHIVPR, UHS and KAVI-ICR hold Harm reduction sensitization workshop

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Date and time: 
Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:41
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KAVI Boardroom

Participants following workshop proceedings.

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADA) celebrated on 26th June is a result of a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly in 1987, an expression of the United Nations commitment towards the goal of having a society free of drug abuse.

University of Nairobi is committed to scholarly excellence and is guided by its core values that, includes responsible corporate citizenship with a mandate of bringing up all rounded graduate citizens who can actively contribute towards the ‘Big four’ areas of national focus as envisioned by the Kenya Government. 

Drug abuse has serious negative consequences to societies with the greatest impact being on the young people. It ruins individuals who would otherwise have been active in building the nation. Furthermore, it contributes to unplanned pregnancies, HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and negatively impacts mental health.

University of Nairobi-Centre for HIV prevention (UoN-CHIVPR), KAVI- Institute of Clinical Research and University Health Services (UHS) are working to implement harm reduction activities among university students and staff in this regard a sensitization workshop was organized by one of the partners implementing Harm Reduction Programs which was successful. A group of 30 staffs attended the training from the 3 units.

The areas covered were as follows:

  • Preventive measures to mitigate the risks of young people getting into alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Screening & Linkage to treatment for the addict.
  • Management of an addict as society.
  • Effects of alcohol and drugs abuse- diseases, economic degradation
  • Types of drugs abused.
  • Way forward on to prevent and manage young people from drugs.
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