Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Kenya

A neglected none communicable disease

  • Ng’ethe Muhoho, Dr. Kenyatta University
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD, Kenya


In the commentary section of this issue, The Autism Society of Kenya (ASK) describes its role and objectives to sensitize and promote levels of awareness on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and to advocate for policies that would enhance the existing disease interventions. The syndrome is widely spread in Kenya but in the write up this is a neglected none communicable disease that is not well understood neither by the public health authority nor by the general community. Unlike malaria and other tropical infectious diseases, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a worldwide health burden which is well understood and addressed in the developed world but there is no clear data in Africa

Author Biography

Ng’ethe Muhoho, Dr., Kenyatta University

Editor-in-Chief, East and Central Africa Medical Journal