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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, [...]

Rising cigarette prices fail to reduce smoking

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:21+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Blog, IILA in the News|

By Eunice Kilonzo, Daily Nation 30th May, 2017 The cheap cost of cigarettes in Kenya —sold as a single stick instead of by the pack as required by law — is keeping smokers on a habit that the world targets to reduce drastically, a new survey ahead of the World Tobacco Day, tomorrow, has shown. [...]

IILA Statement on the Judgement on Kenya’s Tobacco Control Regulations

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Blog, IILA in the News, Notices, Press release, Tobacco Control|

The  International Institute for Legislative Affair 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. IILA was formed in 2004 and has worked on tobacco control for over 12 [...]

‘Africa Rising’ set to fail unless mental health is prioritised

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Blog, Mental Health|

A quick Google search about mental health in Africa shows images of people locked up, in chains and kept in inhumane conditions. The topic is seen as taboo and many are quick to dismiss it. Unfortunately, this attitude is prevalent even among African governments tasked with ensuring citizens get the highest attainable standard of health [...]

Enforce new tobacco rules

By | 2016-09-05T11:22:26+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Blog, Tobacco Control|

The tough new rules to curb smoking are essential, considering the grim statistics associated with the consumption of tobacco. Every year in Kenya, some 6,000 people are killed by tobacco-caused diseases, causing a serious health crisis that calls for decisive action. The biggest problem with tobacco is the addiction that makes smokers ignore the evident [...]

Three out of ten households going without food, shows new survey

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:26+00:00 January 18th, 2016|Agriculture, Blog, Uncategorized|

Three out of 10 households in Kenya are starving, forcing some members to devise tactics to survive, a new survey has shown. To insulate the most vulnerable, some of the food-deficient families adopted some coping mechanisms such as relying on less preferred food, borrowing as well as reducing the number of meals and portions especially [...]

Mental health problems in Kenya and Africa and how their perception negatively impacts the provision of care

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:26+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Blog, Mental Health|

“Across Kenya, there’s a terrible secret, hidden from the world. People who barely exist. They live in darkened rooms, if you call it living…they’re Locked Up and Forgotten.” That is an excerpt from a 2011 CNN documentary showing the rot in Kenya’s mental health system. In it we see the inhumane ways in which Kenya’s [...]

What to say (and not say) to someone who is depressed

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:27+00:00 November 27th, 2015|Blog, Mental Health|

Depression doesn't play favorites. Men and women, the young and the old, and even those people who seemingly have everything can suffer from the complex disorder that makes all facets of life just so hard. While most mental illnesses are quite rare, major depression is exceedingly common. Nearly 7 percent of American adults —an estimated [...]

Measuring Devolution in Kenya; What We Need to Know, First!

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:27+00:00 November 6th, 2015|Blog, Governance, IILA & Counties|

By Patrick Mariru Introduction It is clear from most writers, that decentralization has been adopted in many jurisdictions as a preferred governance structure and system. There are clear arguments on the fact that centralized governance is increasingly being avoided and there is a marked preference for decentralization. According to Crook and Manor (1998, 1), decentralization [...]

WHAT ABOUT PUBLIC PARTICIPATION? WHERE ARE WE?

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:27+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Blog, IILA & Counties|

By Patrick Mariru Introduction Citizens dynamics in governance is practically a new area in Kenya today. In the past, citizens dynamics and engagement in governance matters was largely unstructured and not expressly provided for in the constitution and legal regimes. It is important to underscore that direct engagement of the citizens in all matters that concern [...]

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