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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 [...]

Elimination of Trans fats through Effective Regulation

By | 2020-06-17T15:31:02+00:00 April 14th, 2020|Blog, Trans fat Elimination|

World Health Organization reports that Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) contribute to about 71% of global deaths annually. It also reports that cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) account for most of these deaths; about 17.9 million deaths annually with most of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries. In Kenya, it is estimated that NCDs account for more [...]

Mental Health is of Supreme Importance During COVID-19 Pandemic

By | 2020-04-14T02:20:06+00:00 April 14th, 2020|Blog, Mental Health|

    ‘There is no health without mental health’- Dr. Brock Chisholm, 1st Director-General, World Health Organization Without mental health there can be no true physical health, this ideology as fronted by Dr. Brock Chisholm set the stage for the world to place mental health issues at the core of all spheres of health; including policy, interventions [...]

TOBACCO, CANCER AND TAX

By | 2020-04-14T01:43:41+00:00 April 14th, 2020|Blog, Tobacco Control|

I AM AND I WILL was the 2020’s theme for the World Cancer Day that was marked on 4th February. This theme intended to highlight the efforts of every person fighting against the disease globally and this includes people trying to quit their smoking habits. With every inhalation of tobacco smoke, smokers expose those close [...]

A trans-fat free Kenya; The key to safeguarding health & saving the lives of future generations

By | 2020-04-09T14:10:55+00:00 April 9th, 2020|Blog|

Our population generally and our children in particular face a camouflaged threat to their health and well-being. Non-communicable disease emanating from long-term consumption of Trans Fats. Every day, children unknowingly consume an unsafe ingredient, in the food they eat. Trans fatty acids (TFAs) intake has been identified as a health hazard worldwide for both children [...]

Quit Smoking; You Need Your Lungs to Fight COVID-19

By | 2020-04-09T14:00:29+00:00 April 9th, 2020|Blog, Tobacco Control|

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause death and illness, yet it remains the biggest public health threat in the world causing more than 8 million deaths each year; 7 million of theses being as a result of direct smoking while about 1.2 million being as a result of exposure to second-hand smoke. Smoking [...]

Tobacco Harm Reduction: Why not eliminate?

By | 2020-04-09T13:46:57+00:00 April 9th, 2020|Blog, Tobacco Control|

Tobacco use remains the greatest preventable cause of death globally killing up to half of all its users. It is known for being the leading risk factor for most non-communicable diseases including heart disease and cancer. There are over 7000 chemicals present in tobacco smoke and among these, at least 250 are known to be [...]

Delayed Action on Government obligations in Tobacco Control costly to Public Health

By | 2019-11-05T15:08:29+00:00 November 5th, 2019|Blog|

Kenya, as a Party to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) has obligations to implement the strategies and recommendations provided in the Framework in order to protect the public from the devastating health, environmental and social-economic effects of tobacco production and consumption. As such, Kenya domesticated the FCTC through enactment of [...]

Make Tobacco Tax Increase an Annual Habit Again

By | 2019-05-14T13:19:35+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Blog|

As the budget process for the FY 2019/2020 is underway, it is important to pay attention to one critical item that has been neglected for the past couple of years. This is tax on tobacco products. Cigarettes precisely. For years, it has been the norm that tax on cigarettes is increased every financial year. In [...]

Nearly 40% of cancer deaths could be prevented by eight simple lifestyle changes and would stop 3.1 million from dying each year

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:21+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Alcohol Control, Blog, Tobacco Control|

Nearly 40 per cent of cancer deaths could be prevented with eight simple lifestyle changes, new research has concluded. Quitting smoking, eating healthier and boozing less would help stop the disease, which claims 8.2 million lives worldwide each year. Scientists suggest those three habits can be blamed for 30.4 per cent of all cancer deaths, [...]

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