MONTREAL FEBRUARY 22, 2016
PRESS RELEASE: “THE CHALLENGE OF TOBACCO CONTROL IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA – THE
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION FRAMEWORK CONVENTION”
The Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and the United Nations Development Programme have recently released a report on the state of tobacco control governance in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report examines developments in the region to create institutional mechanisms to implement the provisions of FCTC. The report identifies challenges and opportunities faced by governments to establish focal points and national coordinating mechanisms to coordinate tobacco control policy across different sectors such as finance and agriculture. McGill School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT) Assistant Professor, Dr. Raphael Lencucha was one of the lead authors on the report. Dr. Lencucha drew from his experience researching
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