Saturday, 23 March 2013

Frank Njenga at TEDxEuston 2012 - "The changing role of Grantparenthood"

As a leading psychiatrist, he has been championing the fight to de-stigmatize mental illness in his native Kenya, and to improve care for mental illness patients. Frank Njenga is a staunch anti-drugs campaigner, is patron of a student anti-drugs organization, and joined Facebook in 2011 to be more accessible to people. Yet the most significant event in his life was becoming a grandparent. In his TEDxEuston 2012 talk, he invites us to challenge conventional wisdom in the way we view trans-generational relationships.

Watch his powerful talk HERE

Frank Njenga is a Consultant Psychiatrist in private practice in Nairobi, Kenya, where he has practiced for thirty years. He was the founder President of the African Association of Psychiatrists and Allied Professions (AAPAP). Dr Njenga was appointed by the President of Kenya to chair the (NACADA) - National Campaign Against Drug Abuse Authority Board which is the body that advises the Kenya Government on Drug and Alcohol policies. In addition to his medical practice, he is Founder Chair of the Institute of Education in Democracy (IED), an Africa wide election monitoring body, as well as active campaigner for Democracy in Africa. He is an author of many scientific papers, books and book chapters, including children’s’ books.

There are a few tickets left for TEDxEustonSalon on April 6 2013. Grab one of the last ones here. 

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