Yearly Archives: 2016

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‘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 [...]

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]

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 [...]

The troubles of smoke addiction in Kenya

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 July 13th, 2016|IILA in the News, Tobacco Control|

Why do people smoke? It is a question that those who have never puffed a cigarette — and loathe the habit — may never get a satisfactory answer to. At least not an answer that can fully explain the benefits of permeating the human lungs with smoke from dried tobacco leaves. But for Owen, a [...]

Successful Passage of the Kenya Excise Duty Act, 2015 – IILA Case Study

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|Factsheets, IILA Publications, Tobacco Control|

On December 1, 2015, the Kenya Excise Duty Bill 2015 went into effect, switching the tax system from a hybrid to a uniform specific rate of KShs 2,500/1,000 cigarettes, or “mille”, increasing tax over the previous Finance Act 2012 system (i.e., KShs 1200/mille), and adjusting the tax for changes in inflation. It is estimated that the [...]

IILA Celebrates World No Tobacco Day

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

The International Institute for Legislative Affairs (IILA) on this day, 31st May, 2016, joined the rest of the world in celebrating the annual World No Tobacco Day 2016. The theme this year focuses on “plain (standardized) packaging” of tobacco products, which was first introduced by Australia in 2012 and as is being implemented in the [...]

The Economics of Tobacco Farming in Kenya – Report by IILA and ACS

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Agriculture, IILA Publications, Tobacco Control|

The report by the International Institute for Legislative Affairs (IILA) and The American Cancer Society (ACS)  titled "The Economics of Tobacco Farming in Kenya, was officially launched yersterday (May 19th, 2016) at the Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi. The launch brought together all major stakeholders in Tobacco Control in Kenya. Executive [...]

The Kenya Mental Health Policy

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Mental Health, Policies|

The Kenya Mental Health Policy 2015-2030 provides for a framework on interventions for securing mental health systems reforms in Kenya. This is in line with the Constitution of Kenya 2010, Vision 2030, the Kenya Health Policy (20142030) and the global commitments. The Constitution of Kenya 2010, in article 43.(1)(a) provides that “every person has the [...]

Senators in Kenya to get sh332m in supplementary budget

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Bills, Governance, Notices|

Senators are likely to get Sh332 million allocated to them in the Supplementary Budget. This is after some MPs campaigned to have the money meant for monitoring and oversight retained. A member of the Liaison Committee, which has been scrutinising the Sh49 billion mini-budget, told the Nation senators are likely have the money reinstated to [...]

Kenya STEPwise Survey for NCDs Risk Factors 2015 Report

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:26+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

This report presents the findings of the Kenya STEPwise survey for non communicable diseases (NCD) risk factors 2015. The Kenya STEPs survey is the first nationally representative survey to collect comprehensive information on risk factors for NCDs and Injuries. The aim of this survey is to establish an NCD surveillance platform that collects baseline indicators [...]

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