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UoN’s Researcher And Lecturer Dr Sobbie Mulindi Succumbs To Cancer

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Cancer strikes again and this time, just like every time, has ripped us of most celebrated HIV/Aids top researcher Dr. Sobbie Mulindi who succumbed to cancer last night.

Dr Mulindi, who has been battling cancer for a while, was the pioneer journalist and scholar who openly campaigned about HIV/Aids that helped to tackle its stigma in Kenya. Dr. Mulindi played a key role in the drafting of Sessional Paper No 4 on HIV/Aids in 1997, which helped the government tackle the deadly virus.

“Dr. Mulindi put life into the days of the hospice fraternity and not just days into their lives. He shall notably be remembered for his tireless fight against the HIV-Aids scourge in his role as director, National Aids Control Council (NACC), among many other key roles he played,” ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi eulogized Dr. Mulindi.

Dr. Mulindi was a former deputy director of the National Aids Control Council (NACC) between 2008-2014. His achievements include helping to reduce the HIV prevalence rate from a high of about 30 percent in the early 2000s through Nairobi Hospice.

Nairobi Hospice is a charitable organization that was established in 1988. It caters to patients facing life-limiting illnesses and provides caregiver support and education. Services are provided on an outpatient basis, at hospitals, and patients’ homes.

Dr. Mulindi was a well-informed journalist who also worked as a senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi where he was among those who introduced the psychiatric department.

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Siaya Senator James Orengo was among Kenyan leaders who have mourned him as a perspicacious leader, whose contributions to the society cannot go unnoticed.

ODM Party Communication Director Philip Etale, who worked with the late Dr. Mulindi also took his eulogies on twitter streets acknowledging the impact he had.

 

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