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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 | 2020-09-14T14:00:31+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 [...]

COUNTDOWN TO 2023 – WHO REPORT ON GLOBAL TRANS FAT ELIMINATION 2020

By | 2020-09-14T13:39:11+00:00 September 14th, 2020|Trans fat Elimination|

In collaboration with Resolve to Save Lives, the International Institute for Legislative Affairs is honored to be part of the global community advocating for elimination of trans fat from Kenya's national food supply and make the Kenya trans fat free by 2023. Industrially produced trans fats, found in foods such as baked goods and snack [...]

JOB TITLE: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)

By | 2020-07-28T20:47:15+00:00 July 28th, 2020|Careers|

BACKGROUND The International Institute for Legislative Affairs (IILA) is a not for profit organization that works with Policymakers, Government Departments, Members of Parliament, and other stakeholders to draft and lobby for pro-people legislation and policies. We are an evangelical Christian organization rooted in the biblical conviction that all people are created in the image of [...]

Tobacco industry exploits the COVID-19 tragedy to advance its agenda

By | 2020-07-24T22:47:40+00:00 July 24th, 2020|Policies, Policy Briefs, Tobacco Control|

According to the World Health Organization, tobacco kills up to half of its users. Tobacco products are not essential products with or without COVID-19 Engagement of the tobacco industry in Corporate Social Responsibility is a tactic to interfere with hard won gains of tobacco control. Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC and its implementation guidelines [...]

IILA Annual Report – 2019

By | 2020-07-22T12:59:26+00:00 July 20th, 2020|Alcohol Control, Bills, IILA & Counties, IILA in the News, IILA Publications, Infographics, Mental Health, News Excerpt, Notices, Opinion on Bills, Policies, Press release, Public Health, Tobacco Control, Trans fat Elimination|

In 2019, IILA made strides towards our mandate of engaging stakeholders in the policy and legislative process to facilitate the enactment and implementation of policies and legislation that have a positive impact on the lives of people. In particular, IILA’s work in tobacco control in Kenya bore fruit in the area of public health with [...]

Tackling Novel Tobacco and Nicotine-Based Products and Evolved Industry Tactics

By | 2020-07-08T13:52:41+00:00 July 8th, 2020|Blog, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

Among the various objectives in marking this year’s World No Tobacco Day, (May 31 2020), was equipping youth with knowledge on tobacco industry tactics employed to keep them hooked on tobacco through new products. This was intended to help them make healthier lifestyle decisions. The theme- “Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from [...]

Let’s be Sentries of the Effects of unhealthy foods on our Health

By | 2020-05-20T14:24:53+00:00 May 20th, 2020|Blog, Opinion on Bills, Public Health, Trans fat Elimination|

Proper nutrition and hydration (especially during the current COVID-19) crisis cannot be gainsaid. Those on a well-balanced diet tend to be healthier with stronger immune systems. This means one is at a reduced risk of suffering from chronic maladies and infectious diseases. Its apparent thus for us to consume fresh, unprocessed food of a differing [...]

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