Articles in the Media Coverage Category

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]

Kenyan Children Slide Towards Obesity
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Posted in Media Coverage on 15 December 2011
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Dr. Vincent Onywera was recently quoted in an article, “Kenyan Children Slide Towards Obesity“.

From the article:

As Kenya quickly evolves financially and technologically, those who have ‘made it’ adopt trappings of wealth that tend to lead to

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Need to Focus on Lifestyle Diseases
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Posted in Media Coverage on 26 September 2011
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Dr. Vincent Onywera recently had an opinion piece published in the Daily Nation:

Kenya’s Vision 2030 will only be realised if we put concerted efforts towards addressing the public health problem caused by NCDs.

To this end, Kenyatta University,

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We Need Effective Campaigns to Keep Lifestyle Diseases at Bay
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Posted in Media Coverage on 21 September 2011
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Dr. Vincent Onywera sent a letter to the Daily Nation that was published today:

The global burden of disease is shifting from infectious to non-communicable diseases.

Heart complications, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and cancer – commonly referred to as

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Children Growing Fatter and Sickly Due to Junk Food
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Posted in Media Coverage on 5 May 2011
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Dr. Vincent Onywera was interviewed today by the Daily Nation about a recent study:

Kenyan children and youth are walking less and eating more junk food. As a result they are growing fatter, lazier and more sickly than their peers

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