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JOB ADVERT: PROGRAMME OFFICER – CAPACITY BUILDING

By | 2021-04-08T16:22:02+00:00 April 8th, 2021|Careers|

ABOUT IILA The International Institute for Legislative Affairs (IILA) is a not- for- profit organization that works closely with Policy making institutions, Government Departments, Members of Parliament and other stakeholders in the legislative process to draft and advocate for pro- people policies and legislation. POSITION SUMMARY This position offers an exciting opportunity for the potential [...]

Kenya: Authorities should take measures to protect the young generation from online marketing of tobacco products. Statement of Leonce SESSOU, Executive Secretary, African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA)

By | 2021-02-26T16:48:48+00:00 February 26th, 2021|Public Health, Tobacco Control|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb 25, 2021 - An investigative report published by The Guardian reveals that British American Tobacco (BAT) is using influencers to promote its products online. The report exposes BAT's efforts to market its next generation products in Kenya, citing the East African country as one of its “most exciting trial markets'. It [...]

Influence of retail price on tobacco smoking habits in Kenya – A Case Study of Smokers in Nairobi and Embu Counties

By | 2021-02-25T12:57:24+00:00 February 25th, 2021|IILA Publications, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

Many Kenyans (66%) have a negative opinion about smoking and would like it controlled to prevent exposure to tobacco smoke and through awareness creation on health effects of tobacco use and taxation amongst other strategies. This study found that Kenyan smokers’ perception and attitude about tobacco taxation is encouraging but needs to be strengthened. While [...]

Tobacco Industry Interference in Kenya; A Handbook For Tobacco Industry Teams

By | 2021-03-14T17:40:46+00:00 January 15th, 2021|Factsheets, IILA Publications, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

The primary concern of the tobacco industry is making profit from its business while the principal objective of governments around the world is to protect and preserve the lives of citizens. These two objectives are irreconcilable so the tobacco industry uses numerous tactics to delay or block the adoption of strong measures to protect populations against [...]

For Better Health, Temper Your Food Indulgence this Holiday Period

By | 2021-01-14T12:06:57+00:00 December 25th, 2020|Alcohol Control, Blog, Public Health, Tobacco Control, Trans fat Elimination|

Merry seasons’ greetings fellow Kenyan residents! You’ll correct me if am wrong but I have more of an assurance than a feeling that the majority of us will while reveling in the festivities, be partaking of the finer foods, snacks, pastries, beverages and more. On that Christmas eve lunch or dinner and similarly in the [...]

Smoking riskier during COVID-19 period, maybe it’s time to quit!

By | 2020-11-23T14:47:31+00:00 November 23rd, 2020|Blog, News Excerpt, Tobacco Control|

Smoking and use of other tobacco products is known to weaken the immune system and its ability to respond to infections, thus making tobacco users more susceptible to infectious diseases including covid-19. Different research studies that have been conducted to establish the relationship between COVID-19 and smoking have found that smokers appear to fare comparatively [...]

Press Statement in commemoration of the World Mental Health Day – Mental Health for All: Greater Investment, Greater Access

By | 2020-10-11T11:36:01+00:00 October 11th, 2020|Mental Health, Press release|

10 October 2020 - In commemoration of the World Mental Health Day, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and the Civil Society Organizations working on mental health in Kenya welcome the opportunity to call for more serious action in addressing mental health concerns, in line with this year’s theme of “greater investment and greater [...]

Anticipated tax holiday for BAT nicotine pouches will be a huge setback for tobacco control interventions in Kenya

By | 2020-10-07T13:54:37+00:00 October 7th, 2020|Blog, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

About six months ago, the British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya announced plans to establish a plant in Kenya to manufacture their nicotine pouches LYFT for distribution within its African market. And just last week, it emerged that the plant is nearing completion and that BATK was in talks with Treasury and Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) [...]

Newspaper Article: How substance abuse fuels Non-Communicable Diseases

By | 2020-10-05T10:58:55+00:00 October 5th, 2020|Alcohol Control, News Excerpt, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

Noncommunicable diseases are collectively responsible for almost 70% of all deaths worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, almost three quarters of all NCD deaths, and 82% of the 16 million people who died prematurely, or before reaching 70 years of age, occur in low- and middle-income countries. The epidemic of NCDs poses devastating health [...]

Addressing NCDs in Kenya by Eliminating Key Risk Factors; Moving from Commitment to Action

By | 2021-01-09T21:16:44+00:00 September 14th, 2020|Alcohol Control, Blog, Tobacco Control, Trans fat Elimination|

“It not just about diagnosis, but diagnosis will precede treatment and we can diagnose people and not get them on treatment which is a mistake, we can diagnose people and get too many people on treatment which is a mistake, and we can diagnose and treat but pay too little attention to prevention, which of [...]

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