A villager who helps tobacco farmers move to better cash crops, and a Nairobi city official who leads anti-smoking campaigns, have been awarded by the World Health Organization boss Tedros Adhanon. The Migori government is also being awarded for supporting hundreds of former tobacco farmers to transition into alternative crops. Antony Muthema, the head of the tobacco control unit of Nairobi city, who is being awarded, has been fighting public smoking and the illegal use of shisha in Nairobi. Kenya was one of the first countries to ratify the legally binding WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in 2004 and adopted the Kenya Tobacco Control Act in 2007. Head of the Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance Joel Gitali, who won the award last year, congratulated the winners.
Source: Daily Nation May 26, 2023 06:40 UTC