University of Nairobi marks International Day against Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

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The Vice Chencellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi flags off a processional march to mark the International Day against Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADA) at the Main Campus, University of Nairobi.

 

The University of Nairobi joined the world in celebrating the International Day against Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The day’s activities included the processional march, sports, dance, aerobics and yoga. The march was flagged off by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi. It started off at the main campus and ended at to the Chancellor's Court. It was accompanied by the Kenya Police Band.

 

In his speech the Vice Chancellor noted that the event was appropriate in recognition of the progress made and a reminder of the challenge that still remains in ending the devastation of the vice in the society.

 

To reinforce the existing preventive activities, he said that the University has put in place a Student Assistance Program (SAP) and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to sensitize and create awareness, to carry out health education sessions, training (peer counselors/educators) in guidance and counseling, orientation of students, appropriate referrals when specialized service is required and active participation in ADA prevention activities. He also stated that the University of Nairobi has a policy on the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse.

 

Other key speakers in the event were; Ms. Catherine Mutisya from the Ministry of Health, who congratulated the University for its effort to fight the vice. The Chief Medical Officer, University Health Services, Dr. M.R.B. Otieno, who spoke on peer counselors and Trainers of trainers (ToT) on call and sensitization programs available and the efforts towards fighting ADA.

 

Kenya Science Campus was well represented. Here the Campus Students Counsellor Dr. Pamela Lunjalu is seen saying hi during the march.

 

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