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International Institute for Legislative Affairs to Advance Trans Fat Elimination in Kenya

By | 2019-11-08T13:43:00+00:00 November 8th, 2019|Press release, Public Health|

November 7, 2019 (NAIROBI) — The International Institute for Legislative Affairs (IILA) has been awarded a two-year LINKS grant to advocate for effective trans-fat regulations in Kenya. ILA joins the second round of grant awardees from LINKS, an online community and resource-sharing platform that connects people working to improve cardiovascular health around the world. LINKS [...]

TOBACCO CONTROL ADVOCATES STAND ON INCREASED CANCER BURDEN IN KENYA, B.A.T.’s NEW PRODUCTS AND W.H.O LATEST REPORT ON GLOBAL TOBACCO EPIDEMIC (2019)

By | 2019-07-29T11:08:49+00:00 July 29th, 2019|Press release|

Last week on Thursday, the National Cancer Institute of Kenya (NCI-K), based at the Ministry of Health, released a report showing the growing cancer burden in Kenya. NCI Acting Chief Executive Officer Dr Alfred Karagu, who appeared before National Assembly’s Health Committee chaired by Hon. Sabina Chege, noted that overall, cancer kills 33,000 Kenyans every [...]

NEW TAX ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS WELCOME AND TIMELY

By | 2019-06-14T17:18:29+00:00 June 14th, 2019|Press release|

NAIROBI, June 15, 2019 - Treasury Cabinet Secretary, Henry Rotich, increased excise duty for alcohol and cigarettes by 15% in new government tax measures. The excise duty on a packet of 20 cigarettes will increase by Kshs 8 making the new rate Kshs 61. The move by the government of Kenya is in line with [...]

Status of Ratification of the Illict Trade Protocol

By | 2019-05-02T17:33:24+00:00 May 2nd, 2019|Press release|

The National Assembly, in December 2018 unanimously agreed to the ratification, without any reservations, of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (also known as Illicit Trade Protocol- ITP) echoing the overwhelming support of the Government of Kenya for taking the necessary actions towards adoption of the World Health Organization-led Protocol geared towards strengthening tobacco [...]

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 [...]

IILA SUBMISSION- NATIONAL BUDGET 2016- 2017 (Tobacco Taxes)

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:26+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Bills, Press release, Tobacco Control|

IILA has worked on tobacco control for over 10 years, first on advocacy for the enactment of the tobacco control Act, 2007 and more recently on effective implementation of the legislation. Worked on tobacco control for over 10 years. Over the last 5 years IILA has been involved in tobacco tax advocacy in Kenya. Place [...]

Study confirms that Kenyan tobacco users want stronger health warnings on tobacco products

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:26+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Press release, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

For release on December 14 2330h (EST); December 15 0730h (EAT) Kenyan tobacco users want more information on tobacco packages to become better informed about the harms of tobacco use, according to a report released today in Nairobi, Kenya by an international research team at the Kenya Ministry of Health, the Kenya Medical Research Institute, [...]

Press Release: Parliament vote on Excise Bill 2015 regarding Cigarette Taxation Counter productive

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:28+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Bills, Notices, Press release, Tobacco Control|

For Immediate Release 2nd September 2015 The International Institute for Legislative Affairs (IILA) is a not for profit organization that works with policy makers, government departments, members of parliament and other stakeholders to draft and lobby for pro- people legislation and policies. IILA has been involved in tobacco control advocacy since 2004 and has during [...]

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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