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WHO is at the forefront of eradicating tobacco farming in Kenya

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The World Health Organisation launched Wednesday a program that will see hundreds in Migori County in western Kenya abandon tobacco farming to reduce tobacco-related deaths and promote eco-friendly agriculture.

The program called the “Tobacco-Free Farms Project” will be implemented in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agriculture Organisations (FAO), and the Kenyan government.

It will help hundreds of farmers in the region, which is home to most Kenyan tobacco, switch to more sustainable crops. This will be done by providing fertilizers, seeds, and ready markets upon harvest.

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Mutahi Kagwe (Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Healthcare) said that the project would help reduce the health risks of farmers and, consequently, the cost of healthcare. This will allow Kenya to accelerate the attainment of universal health coverage, one of the government’s Big Four Agendas.

Kagwe stated that the project was a significant step toward a healthy nation. The Ministry of Health supports such ventures fully.

“I am grateful to all of the partners in Tobacco-Free Farms for choosing Kenya, and specifically Migori County, to pilot this important global initiative aimed at reducing the adverse health, economic, and environmental effects of tobacco cultivation and utilization,” stated Zachary Obado (Migori Governor).

Recent research by the American Cancer Centre and the University of Nairobi revealed that farmers in Migori and Busia could make an average of Ksh80,000 ($697.47 per acre) from other crops, such as vegetables and grains. Still, they remained committed to tobacco farming due to the structure of the supply chain of tobacco.

Simon Cammelbeeck is the managing director of WFP’s Farm to Market Alliance program and assured farmers that WFP would provide ready markets to other crops grown in Migori.

Camelback stated that WFP and Farm to Market Alliance work to increase smallholder farmers’ incomes, improve livelihoods, and build sustainable food systems that promote food security.

Peter Munya (the Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture) said that this would help to increase the country’s food security and keep farmers healthy.

The Kenya Tobacco Control Act of 2007 (Kenya) and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control), which Kenya ratified, require that the government provide alternatives to tobacco products to prevent any socio-economic consequences for people whose livelihoods are dependent on it.

“So far, we have not seen the government offer support to tobacco farmers who want to switch to other crops. This is a significant milestone,” Joel Gitari (chairperson of Kenya Tobacco Control and Health Promotion Alliance, or KeTCHPA), an umbrella body of civil societies fighting tobacco use, told The EastAfrican.

“Tobacco growers must be supported to switch to other crops that can improve their health, livelihoods, and reduce the supply of tobacco,” Dr. Juliet Nabyonga is acting WHO Country Representative.

Kenya raised the excise duty on tobacco products by 4.9 percent in October 2020. This saw manufactured tobacco tax increase from Ksh8,837 ($77.04/kg) to Ksh9273.55 ($80.85).

Averagely, excise duty (charged on commodities such as tobacco and alcohol) contributes about 12 percent to Kenya’s annual tax revenues.

“Every effort to reduce tobacco use is beneficial for the environment, economy, future, and country. This initiative should not be stopped at Migori. The government should expand it to Busia and Meru, Tharaka Nithi, and other areas that also grow tobacco,” Mr. Gitari stated to The EastAfrican.

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Hair Professionals make use of the most advanced understanding of the scalp to encourage good hair health and limit further loss.

The ultimate goal of Hair Professionals in West Palm Beach, FL is to aid our clients to achieve fulland healthy hair. Of course, there’s greater to the story than that. One thing is that it’s not only about hair. The scalp is also a factor. A soiled scalp and other skin conditions can lead to loss of hair, but healthy scalps provide the perfect environment for hair growth to develop naturally. One of the best methods to encourage hair growth and also prevent the loss of hair in the future, is to maintain a healthy scalp. It’s a branch of dermatology, also known as trichology and is something we’re taking seriously here with us at Hair Professionals.

Actually, we provide regular trichology education for all our technicians and consultants, which keeps our entire team up to current on the most recent technologies and breakthroughs in trichology. This allows us to offer long-lasting hair growth for customers, rather than only temporary solutions. We’d like to ensure that we’re focusing on the overall health of your hair and head, not just the appearance.

Our Hair Professionals team is proud of their exclusive association and accreditation by two leading international experts in trichology: Capilia International and CRLAB (formerly named Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories). Both of these trichology programs have successful in restoring energy, fullness and vitality to thin hair. They can improve the condition of your scalp and create a healthy environment to grow hair, and at the same time, fighting harmful enzymes, cleaning the scalp, clearing your hair’s shaft promoting the flow of blood, and allowing healthy hair growth.

We believe that the field of trichology goes beyond an academic discipline. It’s an opportunity to assist our clients in achieving the hair style they desire. How do we begin the process? We suggest you come in to our clinic for an assessment. Our consultants will review the condition of your scalp and go over various ways to improve it.

CRLAB Trichological Treatment

The CRLAB product line comprises several innovative products that improve the conditions for hair growth on the scalp.

We at Hair Professionals we use all the tools we have to combat loss of hair and assist our clients in restoring lush, luxurious, and thick hair. Hair Professionals is proud to be an exclusive partner of CRLAB which is based in Bologna, Italy, and Europe’s leading research institute in the field of scientific study of scalp and hair issues as well as the creation of efficient treatments.

CRLAB Products

There are many different products available from the CRLAB line. Our goal to Hair Professionals is to taking an individual approach. We assess the individual requirements of each client and then help them choose the hair products that are most effective for the client.

They are available in various types:

  • Purifying methods help reduce the amount of bacterial on the scalp and also eliminate harmful free radicals that could harm hair growth. Anti-hair loss principles decrease the enzyme activity which tends to cause loss of hair. Regenerative principles improve blood flow to hair follicles and encourage the growth of new hair. The principles of nutrition make hair healthier longer, more durable, and less prone to falling out.
  • Every client doesn’t need all of these services. This is why an individual evaluation is essential. Our experts will employ the most modern tools to assess the health of your scalp and hair growth patterns and hair patterns, allowing Hair Professionals to recommend the exact-calibrated mix of CRLAB products will help the client be successful in achieving the desired outcomes.
  • The products from CRLAB are, just like everything else we provide tested, safe, and FDA-approved. But do they work to meet your needs regarding hair loss? For a lot of women and men who suffer from hair loss it is a yes.

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