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Comparisons Across 38 Countries from 6 Continents Confirm Global Childhood Inactivity Crisis and Offer Insights for Improvement
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Posted in Report Card on 17 November 2016
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Ottawa, ON, Canada – November 16, 2016 – For the first time, harmonized child and youth physical activity indicators across 38 countries from six continents were compared to seek solutions to increase childhood physical activity globally. The global comparisons were … [read more]

2nd International Conference on Physical Activity and Sports for Health and Development in Africa: Call For Abstracts
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Posted in Announcements on 25 January 2016
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Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya will host the 2nd International Conference on Physical Activity and Sports for Health and Development in Africa (PASHDA) on September 21-23, 2016. The Conference Organizing Committee invites authors to submit abstracts for presentation within any of … [read more]

Prof. Vincent Onywera Delivers a Keynote Address in Mauritius
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Posted in Presentations on 27 November 2015
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Prof. Vincent Onywera was invited by the University of Mauritius to deliver a keynote address during a scientific workshop organized as part of the University’s golden jubilee celebrations. Prof. Onywera’s topic was: Physical Activity for Health and wellness: The need [read more]

Congratulations to Dr. Vincent Onywera on His Promotion to Associate Professorship
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Posted in Announcements on 25 November 2015
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Dr. Vincent Onywera, an affiliate member of the HALO Research Group has been promoted to the position of Associate Professor by the Kenyatta University Council in Nairobi, Kenya. Dr. Onywera has been collaborating with Dr. Mark Tremblay for over … [read more]

Introducing Dr. Stella Muthuri!
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Posted in Announcements on 7 May 2014
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Congratulations to HALO PhD student Stella Muthuri (supervisor: Dr. Mark Tremblay) on the successful defense of her doctoral dissertation titled, “Prevalence and Correlates of Overweight/Obesity, Physical Activity, and Sedentary Behaviour Among School-Aged Children in Kenya” yesterday morning! Stella had … [read more]

Lucy Joy Wachira Successfully defends Her Doctoral Dissertation!
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Posted in Announcements on 29 April 2014
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Congratulations to Dr. Lucy Joy Wachira who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled “Physical Activity, Screen-based Sedentary Behaviour, Dietary Habits and Adiposity of 9 to 11 Year Old School Children in Nairobi County, Kenya” at Kenyatta University in Nairobi Kenya … [read more]

Kenya Releases Their 2014 Report Card On The Physical Activity and Body Weight Of Children And Youth
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Posted in Media Coverage, Report Card on 7 April 2014
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Kenya’s 2014 Report Card on the Physical Activity and Body Weight of Children and Youth was released by Dr.Vincent Onywera (a former visiting scholar to HALO and member of the KIDS-CAN Research Alliance) on Friday 4th April 2014 at … [read more]