Do Tobacco Control Advocates succumb to voluntourism (as discussed in the New York Times). In our internet age I often wonder about the real use of many (costly) trips/meetings under the pretense of helping out. Of course there are always great group pictures, but what else?
The Bloomberg Initiative has funded 4 projects in Africa since the beginning of 2014, in DRC ($80K), Kenya ($60K), Uganda ($18K), Ghana ($20K) for a total of $178K. All are linked to support passing legislation or implementing existing regulations.
A one year grant of $100,484 to the African Women's Alliance for Tobacco Control to promote smoke-free workplaces, $68,254 for the Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance, $91,339 for the Tobacco Control Board. Total awarded = $260,077.
The Bloomberg Initiativehas recently awarded the following grants: 6 months support for the Ghana advocates ($100,463), one year media initiative in Kenya ($73,659), one year grant for advocacy support in Nigeria ($170,380) and the Nigeria Adult Tobacco Survey ($12,000), 3 months grant for advocacy support in Senegal ($31,241) for a grand total of a little less than $400,000. Applications for the next round end July 26.
The Kenyan Government has announced that spine-chilling images of throat cancer tumours and rotten teeth are to appear on cigarette packets before 2012, intended to shock smokers out of the habit.
Findings show that the enlarged health warnings that manufacturers put oncigarette packets over the past two years have had little effect. Only two per cent of middle-aged Kenyans are kicking the smoking habit every year, according to government research.
Interesting article in Nairobi's Business Daily, by Mwangi Muiruri who details the lobbying arguments of BAT along with the antitobacco advocates answers. Illustrated with an original picture of a smoking area.
IDRC funded several grants (phase 1, phase 2) to study the possible use of bamboo to replace tobacco. Tobaccotobamboo.org (not tobaccotobamboo.com) is a site devoted to present the research taking place in Kenya. TCA is trying to obtain an update as its results now take a special importance in the context of the present controversy with the International Tobacco Growers Association.
Maybe she could have said the discovery that Barbara McDougall was a board member of Imperial Tobacco was first published on this blog as our Editor was the one who found about this problematic connexion.
To develop a network of journalists (the Journalists Against Tobacco Forum) to cover and report on tobacco control issues in Kenya in a secure consistent and positive way, the Bloomberg Initiative grants $30,545 for one year to the Institute for Legislative Affairs.
Country: Kenya Website:http://ilakenya.orgAmount: $30,545 Start Date: Jan 2010 End Date: Dec 2010
Ils ont concerné (de 2007 à début 2009) 4 pays anglophones: le Nigéria, le Kenya, la Tanzanie, la Zambie et 3 pays francophones: le Burkina Faso, le Niger et le Tchad.
En 2009, deux projets au Kenya ont reçu globalement $361.750 En 2008 deux projets au Burkina Faso ont globalement reçu $192.452, un projet au Tchad $64,125, tandis que la coalition de Tanzanie a reçu $310,062 et l'Association des consommateurs en Zambie $88,770 (total pour 2008: 566.649) En 2007, SOS Tabagisme Niger a reçu $94,900 et un projet au Nigeria $627,690 (total pour 2007: 722.590)
The alliance one Tobacco buying manger thoroughly beat the executive
secretary of Kenya Anti Tobacco Growing Association (KATOGA) as he was
leading the media to interview the tobacco farmers at Bware market
infront of the camera men and tobaco farmers.
Pr. Peter A. Odhiambo (right on the picture) is given the award by Dr Luis Gomes Sambo, WHO regional Director for Africa. Peter Odhiambo
is a Professor of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He has been actively
involved in tobacco control since for more than 30 years now. He is
the founder member of the Kenya Cardiac Society an organization that
mounted the initial advocacy for tobacco control in Kenya over 20 years
The high court in Nairobi has suspended the new law after an
application by 2 firms Mastermind Tobacco and multinational British
American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya Limited until the matter is heard and
determined, in a suit in which the attorney general and the public
health ministry are named as defendants.
Effective July 8, smoking is now prohibited in all public places such
as offices and workplaces, court and public buildings, factories,
cinema halls, theatres, video houses, disco halls, hospitals and other
health institutions. Source: Daily Nation, Nairobi
Désormais, il est interdit de fumer dans les lieux publics dans la
capitale kenyane, ainsi qu'à Nakuru, ville située à 150 kilomètres au
nord-ouest, et dans la ville portuaire et touristique de Mombasa. Une amie
venue me rendre visite de Paris n'en croyait pas ses oreilles.
From a research paper published on line by Tobacco Control Journal under the title "The law was actually drafted by us but the Government is to be
congratulated on its wise actions": British American Tobacco and public
policy in Kenya.
TESTIMONY - Presented by International Network of Women Against Tobacco
(INWAT) and the International Alliance of Women (IAW).
For the WHO hearings February 26, Brasilia, in connection with the WHO
Study group meeting on alternative crops (27-28 February), Brasilia. Hadda Wolde Giorgis, Deputy Director of the Centre for Human Environment in
Ethiopia and Litha Musyimi-Ogana from Kenya.