I had missed this info I just found on the Gates Foundation site (copy below) Also see this ACBF video on Youtube (lots of blah, blah, no details) African Capacity Building Foundation Date: November 12 2018 Purpose: to provide ongoing...

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  1. ACBF funding from the Gates Foundation: $14 million + (November 12 2018)
  2. Is vaping a potential killer or a useful aid? Different South African points of view
  3. Twitter chats proposed by CASA
  4. World No Tobacco Day 2019 Awards for Africa
  5. Meharry Medical College starts using Juul's funding for survey
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ACBF funding from the Gates Foundation: $14 million + (November 12 2018)

I had missed this info I just found on the Gates Foundation site (copy below)

Also see this ACBF video on Youtube (lots of blah, blah, no details)

African Capacity Building Foundation


November 12 2018
to provide ongoing support to build the institutional and human capacity of civil society organizations, supporting their long-term sustainability, enabling them to focus on tobacco control policy
$14,707,949
48
Tobacco Control
GLOBAL|AFRICA
Advocacy
Harare, Harare
http://www.acbfpact.org

    

Is vaping a potential killer or a useful aid? Different South African points of view

This article by Marika Sboros in Business Day compares the points of view of South African health professionals: Pamela Naidoo, Derek Yach and Richard Van Zyl Smit .

    

Twitter chats proposed by CASA

Twittercchat Samry
Visit CASA on twitter to discuss with Samrat Chowdhery (here the THR-rendezvous posted in 2018). I also recommend the long twitter chat with Clive Bates that took place on May 15. I only found about it today as he reposted it on his blog. Titled Rethinking tobacco and nicotine, it includes several points about Africa.

Twitter chat clive

    

World No Tobacco Day 2019 Awards for Africa

Here are the "winners"

Every year, WHO recognizes individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. This recognition takes the form of WHO Director-General Special Recognition Award and World No Tobacco Day Awards.

Nota: I could not find any details about the accomplishments that justified the awards attributed...

WHO Director-General Special award

  • His Excellency the Minister of Health Professor Kane Boubacar, Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  • His Excellency the Minister of Health Dr Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

African Region awardees

  • Dr Edumbadumba Egdula Pierre César, National Parliament, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • The House of People’s Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, Republic of Mauritius
  • Dr Ana da Conceição dos Passos Mamede Graça, National Institute Against Drugs, Republic of Angola
  • Mr Peter Unekwu-Ojo Friday, Executive Director, Cedar Refuge Foundation, Federal Republic of Nigeria
    

Meharry Medical College starts using Juul's funding for survey

Here the July 23 press release. Have you read the first post about this $7.5 million grant awarded by Juul? Here.

Community initiative is inaugural phase of Center’s work and will help guide ensuing outreach and research priorities

Nashville, Tenn. (July 23, 2019) — The Meharry Center for the Study of Social Determinants of Health today launched a community survey and listening tour to gauge public opinion about tobacco and nicotine-related products. The community outreach effort is the inaugural initiative at the Center and will inform its work surrounding tobacco and nicotine products and issues in the coming years.

Meharry Medical College, the nation’s largest private, independent historically black academic health science center, founded the Center for the Study of the Social Determinants of Health in June to conduct research into social issues that impact public health, including smoking, nutrition and poverty. The initial work of the Center is funded by an independent research grant from JUUL Labs, Inc. and will focus on the impact of tobacco and nicotine on public health, especially among minority and underserved communities.

“The mission at Meharry is to serve the underserved, so it is critical that we first understand their priorities regarding tobacco and nicotine before initiating any research,” said Dr. James E. K. Hildreth, president and CEO of Meharry Medical College. “This initial listening tour and survey will be essential to the success of the Center as we seek to improve public health and policy surrounding tobacco and nicotine use. By first hearing the concerns of our community, we can ensure that our work is focused on the issues that matter most to them and shape our research and outreach accordingly.”

The survey and listening tour will take place through the summer of 2019 and is aimed at better understanding how the public is impacted by tobacco, nicotine and nicotine-related products. The survey includes questions about respondents’ previous and current tobacco use, cessation efforts and health-related concerns. The survey will be distributed to a wide range of community groups, including Metro Nashville parents, elected officials, health care providers, and church leaders.

All community members are invited to participate. To access the survey or indicate your interest in participating in a focus group, click here or visit https://home.mmc.edu/cssdhupdates.

 

For more information about the initiative contact cssdhinfo@mmc.edu.

 

About Meharry Medical College

Meharry Medical College founded in 1876,  is the nation’s largest private, independent historically black academic health science center dedicated solely to educating minority and other health professionals. True to its heritage, it is a United Methodist Church related institution. The College is particularly well known for its uniquely nurturing, highly effective educational programs; emerging preeminence in health disparities research; culturally sensitive, evidence-based health services and significant contribution to the diversity of the nation’s health professions workforce.  Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s ranking of institutions annually lists Meharry as a leading national educator of African Americans with M.D. and D.D.S. degrees and Ph.D. degrees in the biomedical sciences.  Visit  www.mmc.edu  to learn more.

    

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