Public Health is one of the thematic areas that ILA works on. Some of the work that ILA has done in this area include: Public Education, Awareness and Advocacy campaign around the Counsellors, Psychologists and Psychotherapists Bill of 2007 that sought to streamline the relevant professions and promote quality service delivery in the sector.
Since 2004, ILA has worked on Tobacco Control through lobbying for and providing technical assistance for the passage of the Tobacco Control Bill. With the passage of the Bill to the Tobacco Control Act of 2007, ILA has continued to partner with the government and other relevant stakeholders to ensure a smooth implementation of the law through capacity building of the enforcement officers and other stakeholders, public education and awareness creation as well as lobbying for development and adoption of supportive policies and regulations as required for the effective implementation of the law.
ILA is also working for the finalization of the Mental Health Policy and the review of the Mental Health Act to align them with the Constitution and relevant International conventions and national laws and to ensure that they include the principles of human dignity, participation, protection, non-discrimination, human rights, inclusiveness and equity to apply to those with mental health illnesses
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 [...]
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 [...]
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By Rachel Rose Jackson Researchers suggest British American Tobacco has undue influence over the Kenyan government and is in breach of WHO tobacco convention More than 50 years after Kenya gained independence from British colonial rule, [...]
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