Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Tobacco industry accused of ‘intimidation and interference’ in Kenya

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:29+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Public Health, Tobacco Control|

By Rachel Rose Jackson Researchers suggest British American Tobacco has undue influence over the Kenyan government and is in breach of WHO tobacco convention More than 50 years after Kenya gained independence from British colonial rule, one company is steadfastly refusing to loosen its grip on power in the country: British American Tobacco (BAT). The tobacco giant still [...]

MNAZI Bill sails through

By | 2015-07-17T15:24:36+00:00 July 17th, 2015|Bills, Notices|

In a bid to salvage palm wine, commonly known as mnazi, from the ongoing war against illicit brew, the county assembly yesterday passed a bill that legalised the traditional wine. Members of the assembly put aside all the house business to discuss the coconut bill, which they later passed, unanimously. The sitting, which was extended [...]

South Africa tightens seatbelt laws to protect children

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:29+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Road Safety|

24 November 2014 By Lorraine Kearney From April 2015, South African motorists are going to have to take a more serious approach to road safety. The country has among the highest numbers of road deaths and trauma, particularly of children. Until now, wearing seatbelts has been compulsory for older children and adults, yet not for [...]

Women in Tobacco Farming

By | 2015-08-25T16:05:31+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Notices, Public Health, Tobacco Control, Uncategorized|

International Institute for Legislative Affairs (IILA) in collaboration with Public Health Institute (PHI) is conducting research dubbed "Women in Tobacco farming".  The ongoing research is focusing on health, equality, and empowerment of women involved in tobacco farming. The study targets the following counties: Migori and Kuria in South Nyanza and, Embu and Meru in Eastern [...]

ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN FOR THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF TOBACCO CONTROL POLICIES AND LEGISLATION IN KENYA

By | 2015-07-16T12:46:10+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Notices, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

International institute for legislative in partnership with Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) has embarked on a two-year project aimed at advocating for effective implementation of Tobacco policies and Legislations in Kenya. The project targets 5 counties in Kenya. The first reference group has been held with representatives from the Ministry of Health (MOH), Nairobi City [...]

Mental Health Atlas, 2014

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:29+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Mental Health, Public Health|

WHO’s mental health Atlas project dates back to 2000, when a first assessment of available mental health resources in WHO Member States was carried out (WHO, 2001). Subsequent updates have been published since then (WHO, 2005; WHO, 2011). The 2014 version of mental health Atlas continues to provide up-to-date information on the availability of mental [...]

THE ECONOMIC AND HEALTH BENEFITS OF TOBACCO TAXATION

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:29+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Tobacco Control|

Tobacco-related illness is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced. Tobacco use is a major preventable risk factor for most noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) including vascular disease, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. Approximately one person dies from a tobacco- related disease every 6 seconds, equivalent to almost 6 million people a [...]

Understanding the devolution architecture

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:29+00:00 July 14th, 2015|IILA & Counties|

Introduction Devolved systems and governance in the context of many countries including Kenya essentially means devolution. Devolution is a form of decentralization. However, devolution is a more substantial and solid transfer of both political and economic powers from the national to lower levels of governance. According to ICJ (2013, 5) devolution is the process of [...]

Transport Sector Survey: Nairobi City County

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:30+00:00 July 6th, 2015|Press release, Road Safety, Uncategorized|

97% of Nairobi residents support lower speed limits around schools while 68% support lower speed limits in the city, according to an opinion poll results conducted by Ipsos Synovate in collaboration with Center for Sustainable Urban Development of Columbia University and The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA). The poll focused on diverse areas including [...]

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