This sub-project sought to enhance the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Kenya by contributing towards an enabling environment to promote healthy diets. In order to foster progressive multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral collaboration for the prevention of NCDs, the Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network (KELIN) established technical working groups consisting of Government representatives, lawyers, academics, public health officials and civil society organizations (CSOs) to support joint advocacy initiatives for policy and legal reforms focused on the promotion of healthy diets and physical activity, and to develop a set of relevant policy briefs. Furthermore, KELIN increased community education and awareness on regulatory and fiscal measures for promoting healthy diets and physical activity; and strengthened CSOs’ capacity to advocate for policy change through a series of training sessions in the selected priority areas.
Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network (KELIN)
Using a participatory multi-sectoral approach to promote healthy diets through health policy dialogues
May, 2020 to March, 2022