Title: Prof. William Bazeyo’s State of the School of Public Address highlights tremendous success
Mulago, Kampala- August 30, 2017
The outgoing dean of Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), Prof. William Bazeyo has called for the transition of the School into a College, adding that the School has all the requirements to become one. Prof. Bazeyo was this afternoon delivering the state of the School address to a highly packed and attentive audience of students, staff and partners of MakSPH at the Davis Lecture Theatre in Mulago.
Source: Prof. William Bazeyo’s State of the School of Public Address highlights tremendous success
Title: 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health: Scholarships and free registrations
|The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) is able to offer a number of free registrations to community volunteers or individuals affected by lung disease. Individuals from low- and middle-income countries will be given priority, as will those who are presenting at the conference, including those presenting in the community space.
The deadline for applications is 4 August 2017. Find out more details and apply online
Source: 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health: Scholarships and free registrations
Title: Multi-million pounds backing for scientists to tackle tobacco-related harm in Asia and Africa
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A team of researchers, led by the University of Stirling, has been awarded £3.4 million from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Research Councils UK Collective Fund to reduce tobacco-related harm in low and middle-income countries in Asia and Africa.
Source: Multi-million pounds backing for scientists to tackle tobacco-related harm in Asia and Africa
Title: Capacity Building for Tobacco Cessation to Improve Tuberculosis Treatment Outcomes in Uganda
A competent needs-based health workforce, aligned to local priorities is essential to addressing the increasing Non-Communicable Diseases in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) such as Uganda. Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) and the Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA), pioneer a training for health professionals on integrating tobacco cessation services into TB services in Kampala, Uganda. The training is premised on a research Project on Integrating Tobacco cessation into TB Programs using mHealth Solutions funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Source: Capacity Building for Tobacco Cessation to Improve Tuberculosis Treatment Outcomes in Uganda
Title: BAT Uganda loses court case as the TC Act 2015 becomes fully operational
Following a petition filed by BAT Uganda seeking a temporary injunction on the implementation of tobacco control act 2015, the Constitutional Court has dismissed the application saying that the injunction has no justifiable grounds. The ruling was made on May 18, 2017, a day before the TC Act fully becomes operational.
Source: BAT Uganda loses court case as the TC Act 2015 becomes fully operational
Title: BAT Uganda sues Uganda Government over the Tobacco Control Act, 2015
Kampala, May 10, 2017
The Constitutional Court in Kampala today heard a petition filed by BAT Uganda against the Government of Uganda challenging the constitutionality of the Tobacco Control Act 2015. Court also heard another plea by BAT Uganda seeking a temporary injunction on the implementation of tobacco control activities, pending disposal of the petition.
Source: BAT Uganda sues Uganda Government over the Tobacco Control Act, 2015
Title: Drs. Mamudu and Pack Funded for Tobacco/Tuberculosis Project in Uganda
Dr. Hadii Mamudu, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Management and Policy and Dr. Robert Pack, Professor and Associate Dean in the East Tennessee State University College of Public Health, have been awarded a Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) grant by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Academy of Sciences, a private non-profit organization of the country’s leading researchers. Read More
Source: Drs. Mamudu and Pack Funded for Tobacco/Tuberculosis Project in Uganda
Title: MakSPH-CTCA yet in another novel research project
A novel research project on integrating tobacco cessation into TB programs using mHealth approach has been inaugurated by MakSPH, CTCA and Ministry of Health Uganda with the aim of improving TB treatment outcomes and increasing quit rates among TB patients in Uganda. The research project code named mHealth for TB Tobacco: An Approach to reduce tobacco use among TB patients.
Source: MakSPH-CTCA yet in another novel research project
Title: Mauritania Legislators commit to passing a comprehensive tobacco control law
Nouakchott; March, 24, 2017
Members of Parliament in Mauritania are convening in the capital of Nouakchott to review the country’s tobacco control status and discuss strategies for controlling the effects of tobacco use.
In an advocacy meeting by CTCA, the members were informed that passing a comprehensive tobacco control legislation provides a conducive framework for implementing all the proven interventions, thus making it a critical step.
Source: Mauritania Legislators commit to passing a comprehensive tobacco control law
Title: Steering Committee unanimously endorses the Centre’s repositioning
The Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa has been hailed for coming up with a great repositioning concept that will steer the Centre to great strides in addressing the TC changing needs of Africa. This was during the Phase II 3rd sitting of the Steering Committee at the Lake Victoria Serena Hotel, in Kigo, near Kampala, February 27-28, 2017. The Committee chaired by Makerere’s University Deputy Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe unanimously endorsed the recommendations of the recently concluded CTCA regional meeting that included the Centre’s repositioning. They noted that this is a wise idea that will transform the Centre into a ‘go to’ in response to the different needs of Africa, considering that countries are at varrying stages of implementation.
Source: Steering Committee unanimously endorses the Centre’s repositioning