Prevalence of Tobacco Use
The programme team has now commenced development of the dashboard that will provide high quality data on tobacco prevalence, products and policies in Kenya. The first theme to be profiled is Prevalence of Tobacco Use in Kenya. The team has conducted further analysis of the available prevalence data to bridge the data gaps highlighted by the stakeholders, created charts to present the data, and developed a write up that will accompany the respective charts. The Prevalence writeup is currently undergoing content review by thematic experts before technical development commences.
Primary Data Collection
We have also put together a research team to carry out the primary data collection on Morbidity and Mortality of Tobacco Use in Kenya. We’ve submitted the research protocols to the ethics review bodies of Kenyatta National Hospital - University of Nairobi and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. Once we receive the requisite approvals, the study will commence, led by Dr. Jane Rahedi Ong’ang’o from the Centre for Respiratory Diseases Research (KEMRI). The study will take place over the next one year in four hospitals: Kenyatta National Hospital, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital and Kenyatta National Hospital-Othaya.