Title: Government of Gabon adopts five tobacco control decrees
The Government of Gabon has adopted five decrees in support of tobacco control. The decrees adopted in April 2016 are aimed at providing a legal framework for the effective implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, (FCTC). The decrees cover the following FCTC components;
Source: Government of Gabon adopts five tobacco control decrees
Title: CTCA and IDRC urged to develop a bigger community of tobacco control researchers in Africa
Researchers in tobacco control have been advised to always add an economic angle to their findings so as to make the research outcomes more appealing to policy makers. This was one of the key observations during the annual dissemination workshop for research findings by the Second Cohort of tobacco control Grant beneficiaries from the CTCA-IDRC Masters Scholarship program. The Dissemination held at the Kabira Country Club Hotel in Kampala from July 12-13, is attended by both students of the 2nd and third cohort, mentors, coordinators and supervisors of the students.
Source: CTCA and IDRC urged to develop a bigger community of tobacco control researchers in Africa
Title: CTCA undertakes an assessment for implementing Alternative Livelihoods in Kenya
Nairobi: July 7, 2016-
The Government of Kenya has expressed commitment to work with CTCA to facilitate tobacco farmers to transit from tobacco growing to other economically viable alternatives. This revelation was made during a fact finding mission jointly carried out by the CTCA and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Kenya on the implementation of Article 17 and 18 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). A series of consultative meetings are currently under way with the various key government stakeholders to establish the status of implementation for article 17 and 18, as well as the most appropriate strategies for implementing the same.
Source: CTCA undertakes an assessment for implementing Alternative Livelihoods in Kenya
Title: Francophone countries undertake training in Tobacco Industry Documents Research in Africa ( TIDRA)
A three day training has been held Dhaka, Senegal, to equip tobacco control actors with techniques to effectively search, use and disseminate tobacco industry information to mitigate tobacco industry policy interference in the Africa. The training on Tobacco Industry Documents Research in Africa ( TIDRA) was conducted by CTCA in partnership with Dr. Marty Otañez of the University of Colorado Denver, from June 7-9, 2016. It was attended by actors from three Francophone countries of Mauritania, Gabon and Senegal the host.
Source: Francophone countries undertake training in Tobacco Industry Documents Research in Africa ( TIDRA)