William Sinkele

Job role: 
Founder-Executive Director
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Practitioner/Implementer
Researcher
Service User Representative/Advocate
Brief Biography: 

Dr. W. Sinkele, D. Min., KCACIII is the founder and executive director of SAPTA (Support for Addictions Prevention and Treatment in Africa), an international NGO based in Nairobi, Kenya.  Dr. Sinkele is a level 3 certified addiction counselor and a master trainer in evidence based substance abuse prevention.  He has created two alcohol/drugs/HIV risk reduction community based interventions: one with female sex workers for alcohol risk risk reduction; and another a 12 psycho-educational alcohol/drug/HIV risk reduction group intervention facilitated by trained peer educators.  SAPTA has a five-fold focus: 1) substance abuse prevention; 2) substance abuse treatment; 3) substance abuse recovery; 4) training of addiction counselors; and 5) research and advocacy.  www.sapta.or.ke

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Disorders of interest: 
Child behavioural and developmental disorders
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders
Self-harm/suicide

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