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Anticipated tax holiday for BAT nicotine pouches will be a huge setback for tobacco control interventions in Kenya

By | 2020-10-07T13:54:37+00:00 October 7th, 2020|Blog, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

About six months ago, the British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya announced plans to establish a plant in Kenya to manufacture their nicotine pouches LYFT for distribution within its African market. And just last week, it emerged that the plant is nearing completion and that BATK was in talks with Treasury and Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) [...]

Newspaper Article: How substance abuse fuels Non-Communicable Diseases

By | 2020-10-05T10:58:55+00:00 October 5th, 2020|Alcohol Control, News Excerpt, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

Noncommunicable diseases are collectively responsible for almost 70% of all deaths worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, almost three quarters of all NCD deaths, and 82% of the 16 million people who died prematurely, or before reaching 70 years of age, occur in low- and middle-income countries. The epidemic of NCDs poses devastating health [...]

IILA Annual Report – 2019

By | 2020-07-22T12:59:26+00:00 July 20th, 2020|Alcohol Control, Bills, IILA & Counties, IILA in the News, IILA Publications, Infographics, Mental Health, News Excerpt, Notices, Opinion on Bills, Policies, Press release, Public Health, Tobacco Control, Trans fat Elimination|

In 2019, IILA made strides towards our mandate of engaging stakeholders in the policy and legislative process to facilitate the enactment and implementation of policies and legislation that have a positive impact on the lives of people. In particular, IILA’s work in tobacco control in Kenya bore fruit in the area of public health with [...]

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 [...]

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