Tobacco cessation training for oral health care professionals in Kenya

  • 09 Aug 2016
  • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)
  • Africa (REGION)

Dr. Elizabeth Dimba, senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences, identified a need for more effective training in the provision of tobacco cessation counseling and worked with a multidisciplinary team to develop intensive three-day residential workshops. These trainings resulted in increased awareness of the 5A’s and effective methods of pharmacotherapy among oral health care professionals. Dr. Dimba also noted a reduction of perceived barriers in favor of more positive attitudes toward short interventions for tobacco use prevention and cessation counseling.

View Dr. Dimba’s project poster from the 2016 Global Tobacco Dependence Treatment Summit: Tobacco Cessation Through Use of Oral Health Care Providers as Agents in Kenya

Watch a video of Dr. Dimba discussing her project.