1. In July the Gates Foundation chose ACS to finalize a proposal for a $7 million project (for 5 years) to promote tobacco control in Africa. Where is ACS now in the process of finalizing this grant?
2. An important element of the ACS proposal was the creation of a Consortium including several partner-organizations that would co-manage the program. Could we know more about this Consortium and how it would work?
The AORTIC conference will include one session about tobacco control (on November 12).
Tobacco Control in Africa – The Time is Now
Chairs: Robert Machangu, Tanzania Public Health Association, Lanre Onibogi, Africa Tobacco Control Regional Initiative
9:00 – 9:10 The Burden of Death and Disease from Tobacco Use Thomas Glynn, American Cancer Society
9:10 – 9:25 Tobacco Control in Africa: What Works
Yussuf Saloojee, National Council Against Smoking
9:25 – 9:45 The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: By Africa, With Africa, For Africa Patricia Lambert, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids 9:45 – 10:30Panel: Spotlight on Tobacco Control Issues of Vital Importance to Africa
Smuggling: Supporting War in the DRC
Patrick Musavuli, Lutte Contre le Tabagisme en Afrique
Tobacco Farming: The Poverty Trap
Lutgard Kagaruki, Tanzania Tobacco Control Forum
Smokeless Tobacco Use
Olalekan Ayo-Yusuf, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Tobacco Industry Targeting in Africa
Rachel Kitonyo, Institute for Legislative Affairs-Kenya
10:30 – 11:00Panel and Audience Questions and Answers/Discussion