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...
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
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
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.
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.