STOWELINK RECRUITS NEW VOLUNTEERS

Stowelink is glad to have brought on board volunteers who are driven by the desire to make meaningful contribution in the NCDs. Mostly drawn from university students and fresh graduates, the volunteers come in handy to help Stowelink achieve its strategic goals. The volunteers are also from different professions —from Education, IT, and health. ThisContinue reading “STOWELINK RECRUITS NEW VOLUNTEERS”

HOW WAZEE PAMOJA LEAGUE IS ADDRESSING NCDS THROUGH FOOTBALL

In a bid to take the NCDs conversation to the next level, Stowelink’s partner —Wazee Pamoja League has embraced an innovative way to tackle NCDs —Football. Football is a sport that is marked by use of physical energy. A systematic review by Sarmento et al., 2021 (Recreational football is medicine against non-communicable diseases) demonstrated theContinue reading “HOW WAZEE PAMOJA LEAGUE IS ADDRESSING NCDS THROUGH FOOTBALL”

STOWELINK FACILITATES A DRUG SENSITIZATION FORUM AT KENYATTA UNIVERSITY

Kenyatta University recently organized The Drug Free Youth Sensitization forum in an attempt to discourage drugs and substances abuse in the institution. Stowelink (represented by Oduor Kevin-CPO) was invited to discuss impact of drugs and substances abuse in the society. The importance of refusal skills and the link between NCDs and drug and substance abuseContinue reading “STOWELINK FACILITATES A DRUG SENSITIZATION FORUM AT KENYATTA UNIVERSITY”

STOWELINK PARTICIPATES IN THE AFROPHC WORKSHOP ON PRIMARY HEALTH CARE FUNDING IN AFRICA

Stowelink was invited to the AfroPHC workshop to represent young people and NCD organizations in Africa. Representing Stowelink at the workshop, Mr. Oduor Kevin (Chief Programs Officer-Stowelink) advocated for integration of NCDs services into the primary health care. While recognizing that limited funding options and the increasing financial downtime orchestrated by COVID-19 may be blamedContinue reading “STOWELINK PARTICIPATES IN THE AFROPHC WORKSHOP ON PRIMARY HEALTH CARE FUNDING IN AFRICA”

STOWELINK BACK AT AL-HUDA TV TO SPEAK MORE ON OBESITY AND PEOPLE FIRST LANGUAGE FOR OBESITY

Due to public demand and unprecedented viewership of a first tv feature that had Ogweno Stephen CEO and founder Stowelink speak on obesity, the Al-Huda tv had to recall Ogweno Stephen back to talk more on obesity. Soring the session Ogweno Stephen and the core host discussed in depth about obesity and people first languageContinue reading “STOWELINK BACK AT AL-HUDA TV TO SPEAK MORE ON OBESITY AND PEOPLE FIRST LANGUAGE FOR OBESITY”

SUMMARY HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WHO INFORMAL CONSULTATION ON NCDS HELD ON DEC 9-11

Having attended the who informal consultation meeting here are a few key takeaways from the consultation WE HAVE A FIGHT AHEAD OF US As articulated by @MikkelsenBente_ NCDS now contribute to 7 out of the 10 leading killer diseases as opposed to 4 out of 10 which was just 20 years ago. The fight toContinue reading “SUMMARY HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WHO INFORMAL CONSULTATION ON NCDS HELD ON DEC 9-11”

STOWELINK IN VIHIGA COUNTY: DEVELOPING OF THE NCDS ADVOCACY ASKS FOR POLICY MAKERS 9-12-2020

Over the last quarter the NCD alliance of Kenya has been actively training youth ambassadors on policy and public participation process. Stowelink and its network of young people in Vihiga county also benefited a lot from this initiative and has been on the forefront ever since championing for NCDs advocacy and policy participation in theContinue reading “STOWELINK IN VIHIGA COUNTY: DEVELOPING OF THE NCDS ADVOCACY ASKS FOR POLICY MAKERS 9-12-2020”

THE FINAL KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE SESSION FOR 2020 HIGHLIGHTS 6-12-2020

Stowelink in partnership with the Kukachora network and other entities has been running a series of monthly webinars since March where we have been able to gather youth from 24 institutions of higher learning situated across the country. We have talked on various issues ranging from mental health, to innovation to entrepreneurship in the healthContinue reading “THE FINAL KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE SESSION FOR 2020 HIGHLIGHTS 6-12-2020”

STOWELINK DOCUMENTARY SERIES SHOOT WITH AFRICAN FILMS NETWORK

Stowelink has been so privileged to receive recognition and attention for the incredible work we continue to do in the NCDs space in kenya. This attention recently led us to a documentary series shoot by the African films network documenting how our day to day work occurs and our impact is in the communities thatContinue reading “STOWELINK DOCUMENTARY SERIES SHOOT WITH AFRICAN FILMS NETWORK”