University of Nairobi cancer victim was HIV consultant for 8 countries

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Celebrated scholar from the University of Nairobi’s Psychiatry department, Dr Sobbie Mulindi has lost the battle against cancer.

He succumbed on Tuesday after two years of battling the disease.

Reduced HIV prevalence in Kenya

The 70-year-old UoN senior lecturer will be remembered for the role he played in reducing the HIV prevalence in Kenya.

This became evident when he was the Deputy Director of the National Aids Control Council between 2008 and 2014.

Dr Mulindi advocated for protected sex to curb HIV infection among the Kenyan youth.

Dr Sobbie at a past event.
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Contribution to research

The scholar has also made a great contribution in the research of HIV and Aids. In 1997, he wrote Sessional Paper 4 on HIV and Aids in Kenya.

Dr Mulindi’s paper on ‘HIV/AIDS Situational Analysis’ was used to create the first HIV and Aids strategic plan by the Ministry of Health.

Later on, he helped in the development of four national strategic plans for HIV and Aids prevention in Kenya.

He also created HIV/Aids strategic plans for South Africa, Swaziland, Rwanda, Benin, Somalia, Congo and Brazzaville.

Fourth to succumb to cancer

Dr Mulindi is now the fourth renowned person in Kenya to succumb to cancer in the past one month. The other three include former Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore, former Kibra MP Kenneth Okoth and former Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso

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