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
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 [...]
OPEN LETTER TO H.E. THE PRESIDENT OF KENYA, UHURU KENYATTA ON PROPOSED EXCISE RATES INCREASE IN THE FINANCIAL BILL, 2019
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, [...]
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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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 [...]
Nearly 40% of cancer deaths could be prevented by eight simple lifestyle changes and would stop 3.1 million from dying each year
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 [...]