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Training of Data Collectors

In the effort to domesticate the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, popularly known as WHO-FCTC, Kenya enacted the Tobacco Control Act in 2007. Although after enactment it took almost a year to make the act operational, there have been efforts to rally towards the implementation of the

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KETCA marks World No Tobacco Day in the counties

World No Tobacco Day is a World Health Organisation initiative, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce disabilities, diseases and deaths resulting from exposure, production and consumption of tobacco. In this years event, the Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance chose to commemorate it

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War against tobacco taken to the media

Following the launch of the Anti-Tobacco Mass Media campaign, the war against tobacco has literally been taken to the media. Recently, the Chair of KETCA has been making rounds to various media stations with one message – Tobacco Kills. Today, the Chair was in  one of the local stations discussing

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Kenya Launches Anti-Tobacco Mass Media Campaign

The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the World Lung Foundation and Tobacco Control Civil Society Organizations in Kenya, today (Dec 02, 2014) marked a significant milestone in the fight against Tobacco with the launch of a Mass Media campaign.  The Campaign dubbed Smoking  Kills was officially launched at  the Panafric

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World No Tobacco Day (31st May 2014)

World No Tobacco Day which officially being commemorated tomorrow (31st May), is dedicated to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. In Kenya, the Ministry of Health through the Tobacco Control Unit held a breakfast meeting where the Cabinet Secretary,

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KETCA’s 2013/2014 AGM held on 26th May 2014 at KETCA offices

Today Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance held her 2013/2014 Annual General Meeting. This is a key turning point in Kenya’s Tobacco Control Movement. The Synergy and momentum is building up as the country work toward releasing graphic health warnings (GHWs) and pictorial health warnings (PHWs) out. As we head to this

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Makueni County Tobacco Control Workshop

KETCA is celebrating yet another successful achievement. Makueni becomes the latest County to join the implementation of Tobacco Control. The political leadership and commitment to Tobacco Control was emphasized and demonstrated during the County workshop composed of county executive together with all public health officers’ up-to sub-county level. The workshop was presided over

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CFTK Evaluation team and KETCA Staff (April 25, 2014)

KETCA hosted Sophie Uzzel, the Program Officer/ Financial Compliance Officer for Africa region and  Bintou Camara, Associate Director/Financial Compliance Officer from CFTK on April 25, 2014.  The evaluation exercise was aimed at enhancing KETCA’s performance, improving efficiency and effectiveness. Some of the key areas that were looked at included: Financial Management,

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