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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 [...]

Kenya Ratifies the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

By | 2020-05-07T23:57:53+00:00 May 6th, 2020|News Excerpt, Policies, Press release, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RE: STATEMENT ON SUCCESSFUL RATIFICATION OF THE PROTOCOL TO ELIMINATE ILLICIT TRADE IN TOBACCO PRODUCTS BY THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA. May 6, 2020 - IILA wishes to congratulate the Government of Kenya for the successful ratification of the Protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products, also known as the ITP. [...]

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 [...]

The Mental Health Amendment Bill (2018)

By | 2019-10-07T13:45:24+00:00 October 7th, 2019|Bills, Mental Health, Public Health|

The purpose of this Act is to provide a framework to; Promote the mental well-being of all persons including reducing the incidences of mental illnesses Coordinate prevention of mental illnesses, access to mental health care & treatment & rehabilitation services of persons with mental illness Reduce the impact of mental illnesses including effects of stigma [...]

OPEN LETTER TO H.E. THE PRESIDENT OF KENYA, UHURU KENYATTA ON PROPOSED EXCISE RATES INCREASE IN THE FINANCIAL BILL, 2019

By | 2019-10-01T11:08:53+00:00 October 1st, 2019|Alcohol Control, Bills, IILA in the News, IILA Publications, Opinion on Bills, Policy Briefs, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

Dear Mr. President, WE, Civil Society actors working to advance public health objectives for the citizens of Kenya congratulate you for being awarded the Political Leadership Award for Universal Health Coverage from the African Union, Access challenge. The right to the highest attainable standard of health is enshrined in our Constitution and we commend your [...]

New Tobacco Regulations in Kenya

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Public Health, Tobacco Control|

The ministry of Health in Kenya has published new tobacco regulations which among other things, require manufacturers of tobacco products to remit two per cent of their proceeds to a fund, ban of cigarrette selling in  sticks .   [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tOUPZOIzp8&width=700&height=400[/embedyt]

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, [...]

Delayed law saves consumers higher beer, cigarrettes and juice prices

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:27+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Alcohol Control, Notices, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

Kenyan consumers have been spared higher prices of beer, juices, kerosene, water and second-hand cars after Parliament delayed the enforcement of a new law that empowers the taxman to charge new taxes that Treasury secretary Henry Rotich introduced in his June budget. The Excise Duty Bill, which increased levies on the items, was to take [...]

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