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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 [...]

Mental Health Atlas, 2014

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:29+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Mental Health, Public Health|

WHO’s mental health Atlas project dates back to 2000, when a first assessment of available mental health resources in WHO Member States was carried out (WHO, 2001). Subsequent updates have been published since then (WHO, 2005; WHO, 2011). The 2014 version of mental health Atlas continues to provide up-to-date information on the availability of mental [...]

Kenya should step up efforts to reduce Illicit tobacco trade

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:30+00:00 June 5th, 2015|Notices, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

The World No Tobacco Day is here with us again. This is an event that is celebrated across the globe more so with the opponents of tobacco use. Tobacco is the only product known to kill, but is still legalized. This year theme dubbed “Stop illicit trade of tobacco products” demonstrates the urgency of mitigating [...]

Global Adult Survey (GATS), Kenya, 2014-Executive Summary

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:30+00:00 May 19th, 2015|Public Health, Tobacco Control|

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is the global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) and tracking key tobacco control indicators. GATS Kenya isa nationally representative household survey of non- institutionalized men and women aged 15 years and older. The survey was designed to produce internationally comparable data for the country [...]

Global youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS, 2013) Kenya: Factsheet

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:30+00:00 May 19th, 2015|Public Health, Tobacco Control|

Global youth survey is a nationally representative school-based survey of students in grade 13-15 years and is designed to produce cross-sectional estimates for each country. GYTS uses a standard questionnaire; sample design , and data collection protocol. It assist countries in fulfilling their obligations under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to generate [...]

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