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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 [...]

Delayed Action on Government obligations in Tobacco Control costly to Public Health

By | 2019-11-05T15:08:29+00:00 November 5th, 2019|Blog|

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 devastating health, environmental and social-economic effects of tobacco production and consumption. As such, Kenya domesticated the FCTC through enactment of [...]

The Many Faces of Mental Health in Kenya

By | 2019-10-28T14:24:55+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

IN THE CONCEPTUALIZATION OF THIS BOOK, MY MAIN AIM WAS TO SHARE AND AMPLIFY THE VOICES OF SENATORS, AS SUBMITTED DURING THE SENATE PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES ON THE MENTAL HEALTH (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2018 HELD BETWEEN MAY AND JUNE 2019... As time went by, this view was relatively expanded to accommodate a more practical and inclusive approach [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Study on Effects of Tobacco Taxation on Tobacco Consumption in Kenya

By | 2019-07-11T23:11:00+00:00 July 11th, 2019|Factsheets, Tobacco Control|

NTA in partnership with Tax Justice Network undertook a research study on "Effects of Tobacco Taxation on Tobacco Consumption in Kenya." The two major objectives of the study were: To review tobacco taxation and consumption in Kenya To analyse the effects on tobacco taxes on tobacco consumption. The findings of this study report will greatly [...]

AFRICAN TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE (ATCA) JOB OPPORTUNITY – POST OF EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

By | 2019-06-21T16:04:44+00:00 June 21st, 2019|Careers|

The African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates who wish to be considered for the post of Executive Secretary. ABOUT ATCA ATCA is a non-profit and non-political Pan-African network of over 100 civil society organizations (CSOs) based in Lomé, Togo, and aims at promoting the health and well-being of the [...]

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 [...]

MAKING TOBACCO TAXES WORK FOR KENYA: PROPOSALS FOR THE NATIONAL BUDGET 2019/2020

By | 2019-06-13T13:01:13+00:00 June 13th, 2019|County News, Factsheets, IILA Publications, Policies, Policy Briefs, Tobacco Control|

The current cigarette tax structure (two-tiers of Ksh. 2,630 per mille for cigarette with filters and Ksh. 1,893 per mille for plain cigarettes is problematic & does not align with public health objectives of reducing consumption of tobacco products: The rates fall way below the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended and therefore promote affordability of [...]

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