Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) hosted this year's International Day Against Drug Abuse (IDADA) on 22nd June, 2018 at the Eldoret Sports Club.
The event was flagged off by the Chief Executive Officer-MTRH, Dr. Wilson K. Aruasa, at Memorial Grounds. Thereafter, the procession made its way to Eldoret Sports Club.
IDADA is marked in the month of June every year,worldwide.
This year's theme was: "Listen First."
The day is celebrated to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an International Society free of drug abuse.
Speaking during the event, Ag. Deputy CEO, Clinical Services, Dr. Philip Kirwa-who was representing MTRH CEO, said that the Hospital will continue providing essential services in rehabilitating those affected.
He said the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Unit at MTRH has successfully rehabilitated 235 patients since its inception in 2011.
" There is need for advocacy, regulation and harsh penalties for those engaging in the supply of illicit drugs in the country."
National Authority for Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NACADA) officials led by Board Chair Lt. Col (Rtd) Julius Ayub Githiri expressed gratitude to MTRH for the selfless efforts in helping those affected by the use of alcohol and drug abuse. NACADA CEO ,Victor Okioma, also attended the event