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The 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health

Building capacity for a tobacco-free world

July 12-15, 2006, Washington, DC, USA



Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 12:00 PM
13-268

The Burden of Disease and Its Treatment in a Resource Poor Setting

JOHN NDIANGUI NDERI, DIP., RN, COMMUNITY BASED OUTREACH PROGRAMME, ATHIRIVER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, BURUBURU RABAI ROAD, NAIROBI, 00515, Kenya

Objective: The burden of the tobacco related diseases and treatment

Methods: A demonstration of how tobacco smoking have an effect on economically deprived families in a rural setting community

Results: This reduces the cost of tobacco related ailments in consideration that there is no medical scheme in our country to cater for the treatment when the burden is borne by the relatives. Wide knowledge of the tobacco effects will reduce the deseases related to tobacco hence sessation