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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 [...]

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]

Study confirms that Kenyan tobacco users want stronger health warnings on tobacco products

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:26+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Press release, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

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 today in Nairobi, Kenya by an international research team at the Kenya Ministry of Health, the Kenya Medical Research Institute, [...]

Delayed law saves consumers higher beer, cigarrettes and juice prices

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:27+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Alcohol Control, Notices, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

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 Henry Rotich introduced in his June budget. The Excise Duty Bill, which increased levies on the items, was to take [...]

MPs amend cigarettes taxation law

By | 2015-09-01T15:11:53+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Notices, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

The system through which tobacco manufacturers will pay excise tax was changed last week, with an MP who worked in the industry before saying it will allow Kenyans to access low-quality cigarettes cheaply. Members approved a change to the method of charging excise duty as proposed by the Finance, Trade and Planning Committee. If the [...]

Kenya National Strategy For The Prevention And Control Of NCDs 2015 – 2020

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:29+00:00 August 14th, 2015|Mental Health, Public Health|

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality globally, causing more deaths than all other causes combined, and they strike hardest at the world’s low and middle-income populations. Currently NCDs causes over 63% of deaths globally, with 80% of these deaths occurring in developing countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that [...]

Tobacco industry accused of ‘intimidation and interference’ in Kenya

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:29+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Public Health, Tobacco Control|

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, one company is steadfastly refusing to loosen its grip on power in the country: British American Tobacco (BAT). The tobacco giant still [...]

Women in Tobacco Farming

By | 2015-08-25T16:05:31+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Notices, Public Health, Tobacco Control, Uncategorized|

International Institute for Legislative Affairs (IILA) in collaboration with Public Health Institute (PHI) is conducting research dubbed "Women in Tobacco farming".  The ongoing research is focusing on health, equality, and empowerment of women involved in tobacco farming. The study targets the following counties: Migori and Kuria in South Nyanza and, Embu and Meru in Eastern [...]

ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN FOR THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF TOBACCO CONTROL POLICIES AND LEGISLATION IN KENYA

By | 2015-07-16T12:46:10+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Notices, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

International institute for legislative in partnership with Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) has embarked on a two-year project aimed at advocating for effective implementation of Tobacco policies and Legislations in Kenya. The project targets 5 counties in Kenya. The first reference group has been held with representatives from the Ministry of Health (MOH), Nairobi City [...]

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