Health on page one

Hot in the press is that HIV self testing kits will be available over the counter. Can you imagine no more awkward long queues at a testing center? The oral quick rapid antibody test kit will use mucus to determine a person’s HIV status at the convenience of their home. And the journalist who put this story on everyone’s lips is Augustine Oduor, a trainee from a recent HIV print self testing workshop.

Oduor’s story was featured on page one of the Standard on Saturday newspaper and was followed up by an editorial the next day. “I’m excited,” said Oduor, “The first time I write a health story and it becomes a page one!

It is rare for health stories to be featured on page one in newspapers in Kenya. But a well written piece deserves to be splashed on page one.
Kudos Oduor!