I revisited the CTFK's site where there is now a clear page about their Africa programs. Unfortunately it's not complete. But the easiest way is to copy the list posted under the map (see below). Here is a summary of...

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  1. Grants awarded by CTFK in 2017-2018
  2. New antitobacco film in Ghana, produced by the Gates Foundation
  3. World No Tobacco Day 2018: Statement by WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
  4. ATCA was looking for a 3 year strategic plan (2018-2020). Did they find it?
  5. Ghana plans to ban shisha and e-cigs while taxes on cigarettes remain very low and there is no budget for enforcement
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Grants awarded by CTFK in 2017-2018

CTFK-Africa
I revisited the CTFK's site where there is now a clear page about their Africa programs. Unfortunately it's not complete. But the easiest way is to copy the list posted under the map (see below). Here is a summary of the grants awarded to 11 countries (some target several countries, like ATCA #7) for a total of about $1,7 million. Thank you to Bernie Burrola for sharing the info :)

1. Botswana:  Antitobacco network: $ 64,478   (7/1/16-3/31/18)
2. Burkina Faso: AFRIQUE CONTRE LE TABAC (ACONTA): $82,430.00
(10/15/16-6/14/18) 

3. Cameroon: Coalition for TC: $100,000.00    (7/1/17-6/30/18)
4. DRC: ACCT : $92,000.    (3/1/17-1/31/18)
5. Ethiopia: HEALTH, DEVELOPMENT AND ANTI-MALARIA: $82,080.00 (11/15/17-7/14/18)
6. Ethiopia: ATHIWOS WONDU-YEETHIOPIA CANCER SOCIETY: $82,080.00  (4/1/17 3/31/18) 
7. Kenya:  Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance:  $61,880.00   (1/15/18-7/14/18)
8. Kenya: Tobacco Control Board:  $77,880.00  (7/1/17-6/30/18)
9. Kenya: Institute Legislative Affairs:  $131,315.00   (3/15/16-4/14/18)
10. Niger: SOS Tabagisme : $52,415.00  (9/15/17-9/14/18)
11. Nigeria: ERDFN: $93,130.00   (11/15/17-7/14/18)
12. Senegal: Association Prevenir:  $115,250.00  (2/1/18-1/31/19)
13. Togo: ATCA : $250,000.00   (7/15/17-1/14/19)
14. Togo: ANCE: $107,430.00   (2/1/17-6/30/18)
15. Uganda: Consumers:  $102,560.00  (7/1/17-6/30/18)
16. Uganda: CEHURD:  $65,060.00  (6/15/17-6/14/18)
17. Uganda: UHCA:  $117,060.00  (5/15/17-5/14/18)

BOTSWANA

ANTI TOBACCO NETWORK

Active Grant
To intensify the advocacy campaign to accelerate the passage and implementation of a FCTC-compliant national TC law in Botswana.
Grant: $64,478
7/1/16-3/31/18


Burkina Faso

AFRIQUE CONTRE LE TABAC (ACONTA)

Active Grant
The purpose of the project is to advocate for the enforcement of pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs in Burkina Faso, in collaboration with MOH and WHO.
Grant: $82,430.00
10/15/16-6/14/18


Cameroon

CAMEROONIAN COALITION FOR TOBACCO CONTROL

Active Grant
The overall purpose of this project is to intensify collaborations with key ministerial departments and other stakeholders in order to advocate for the adoption and implementation of regulatory measures on Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship (TAPS) ban, Pictorial Health Warnings (PHW) and protection of youth and school children from Tobacco Industry (TI) marketing.
Grant: $100,000.00
7/1/17-6/30/18


Congo Democratic Republic

ALLIANCE CONGOLAISE DE CONTRÔLE DE TABAC

Active Grant
The purpose of this project is to intensify advocacy efforts for the passage of the Public Health Bill with FCTC-compliant TC measures by December 2017 and support an amended advertising bill to ban TAPS and ensure TC measures are included in the 2017 Finance bill to enable tax increase on tobacco products in DRC. 
Grant: $92,000.00
3/1/17-1/31/18


Ethiopia

HEALTH, DEVELOPMENT AND ANTI-MALARIA ASSOCIATION (HDAMA)

Active Grant
To build capacity of stakeholders and conduct public education campaigns through effective communications and aggressive media outreach to galvanize support for the adoption of the draft proclamation with FCTC-compliant TC measures. 
Grant: $82,080.00
11/15/17-7/14/18

ATHIWOS WONDU-YEETHIOPIA CANCER SOCIETY

Active Grant
Advocacy campaign to support the Ethiopian Government to accelerate the passage of a comprehensive, FCTC-complaint TC proclamation.
Grant: $82,080.00
4/1/17-3/31/18


Kenya

KENYA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE (KETCA)

Active Grant
This project seeks to deepen coordination efforts among Tobacco Control (TC) stakeholders and galvanize support for the implementation of Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship (TAPS) and shisha ban in Kenya. 
Grant: $61,880.00
1/15/18-7/14/18

TOBACCO CONTROL BOARD – KENYA

Active Grant
The overall purpose of the project is to revamp implementation of the Tobacco Control Act 2007 by intensifying public awareness and strengthening capacity for the enforcement of the TC Act in Nairobi and in target Counties in Kenya.  
Grant: $77,880.00
7/1/17-6/30/18

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS

Active Grant
To support and strengthen the effective implementation of tobacco tax and price policies in Kenya and the East Africa Community region. 
Grant: $131,315.00
3/15/16-4/14/18


Niger

SOS TABAGISME-NIGER

Active Grant
Advocacy campaign for the amendment of the TC law to enable effective implementation.
Grant: $52,415.00
9/15/17-9/14/18


Nigeria

ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION OF NIGERIA

Active Grant
The purpose of this project is to launch a communications campaign with intensive media outreach to create awareness and mobilize public support for the implementation of key provisions of the Nigeria’s national Tobacco Control Act (TC Act).
Grant: $93,130.00
11/15/17-7/14/18


Senegal

ASSOCIATION PREVENIR

Active Grant
To support the enforcement of key provisions of the TC law, specifically TAPS ban and Smoke-Free, and advocate for the establishment of a TC and health promotion fund through an innovative financing program.
Grant: $115,250.00
2/1/18-1/31/19


Togo

AFRICAN TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE (ATCA)

Active Grant
Program to establish an ATCA regional communications and media hub for tobacco control in Africa and lead proactive discrediting campaigns to build support for tobacco control in Africa. 
Grant: $250,000.00
7/15/17-1/14/19

ALLIANCE NATIONALE DES CONSOMMATEURS ET DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT DU TOGO (ANCE)

Active Grant
The goal of this project is to promote public health through the amendment of the TC law to include 100% smoke-free public places and pictorial warning labels provisions to enable effective implementation of the law. 
Grant: $107,430.00
2/1/17-6/30/18


Uganda

UGANDA NATIONAL HEALTH USERS/CONSUMERS ORGANIZATION

Active Grant
The overall purpose of this project is to support effective implementation and enforcement of the Uganda Tobacco Control Act 2015.
Grant: $102,560.00
7/1/17-6/30/18

CENTER FOR HEALTH, HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT (CEHURD)

Active Grant
The overall purpose of this proposal is to support effective implementation of the Uganda TC Act through the use of legal and litigation tools to defend and uphold the Tobacco Control Act of 2015 and ensure a tobacco-free environment in Uganda. 
Grant: $65,060.00
6/15/17-6/14/18

UGANDA HEALTH COMMUNICATION ALLIANCE (UHCA) 

Active Grant
The overall goal of this project is to launch media campaigns for public awareness and sensitization on the Uganda TC Act implementation and conduct Tobacco Industry Accountability (TIA) work to discredit TI tactics to interfere with and undermine TC policies and programs in Uganda and the East Africa region.   
Grant: $117,060.00
5/15/17-5/14/18

    

New antitobacco film in Ghana, produced by the Gates Foundation

From Ghana Web, but without much details about the plot. It seems the SKY girls project started in Botswana with a Facebook account. More about it's beginning in 2014  in Botswana and to it's launch in Ghana in 2017, thanks to a search via Google. I found nothing about it's use in Uganda. It is apparently funded by the Gates Foundation but no information is available on the Foundation's site that remains with very little detailed content. Maybe the film could be available on line?

    

World No Tobacco Day 2018: Statement by WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

  WNTD 2018- Tedros

 

On YouTube.

    

ATCA was looking for a 3 year strategic plan (2018-2020). Did they find it?

ATCA strategic plan
The following information was posted on the ATCA's website under 'opportunities". The deadline to submit a plan was April 30.

The African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) is seeking offers for consultancy services to develop a 3-year Strategic Plan on tobacco control and related issues.

ATCA is a non-profit, non-political and continent-wide tobacco control alliance of civil society organizations whose vision is to promote health by building a tobacco-free Africa. It is engaged in tobacco control policy-related initiatives in line with the WHO-FCTC with national, regional and international partners.

OBJECTIVE
The overall objective of this call is to undertake the development of a 3-year Strategic Plan (2018-2020) aimed at providing ATCA the medium-term strategic directions for the effective implementation of the WHO FCTC.

SPECIFIC TASKS
ATCA requires the successful bidder to carry out the following tasks relating to the development of the Strategic Plan:

- Identify, in consultation with ATCA’s Secretariat and Board of Directors, the core areas of tobacco control to be addressed in the Strategic Plan and which meet the priority needs of the African continent.

- Develop clear and realistic goals in line with the vision and mission of ATCA.

- Develop strategies that are evidence-based and which ATCA and its civil society network could use to consolidate national and regional efforts towards the adoption and implementation of strong tobacco control policies.

- Propose the improvement in infrastructure and capacity needed for ATCA to implement the Strategic Plan.
- Provide monitoring and evaluation indicators to tract progress in the implementation of the Strategic Plan.

DELIVERABLES

a) A draft Strategic Plan submitted by March 31, 2018

b) Final Strategic Plan submitted by April 30, 2018.

PROFILE OF CONSULTANT
In order to be qualified for the assignment, the Consultant must be:

a) Holder of an advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in public health, medicine or related field.

b) Operating in the field of public health, with wide experience and proven expertise in tobacco control and related issues such as non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

c) Fully conversant with the tobacco control context of the African region.

d) Knowledgeable in policy development, design of strategic documents, technical writing, critical review of literature and monitoring and evaluation.

e) Fluent in English.

TIMEFRAME
The consultancy will start on March 1, 2018 and a detailed draft of the Strategic Plan should be submitted by March 31, 2018 for consideration by the Board of Directors of ATCA. The Strategic Plan will be revised based on comments received and completed not later than April 30, 2018.

OTHER CONDITIONS
Bidders should ensure a high level of proficiency while developing the Strategic Plan.

The proposal and all documents relating thereto shall be prepared and submitted in English.

Any proposal received by ATCA after the closing date will be rejected.

ATCA reserves the right to award the contract to a bidder of its choice, based on its assessment of the bids.
ATCA shall not in any way be obliged to reveal, or discuss with any bidder, how a proposal was assessed, or to provide any other information relating to the selection process or to state the reasons for eliminating a bidder.

ATCA does not hire the services of consultants who have been or are directly or indirectly associated with the tobacco industry.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Interested consultants should submit a proposal, structured to include the following information:
i. Name, address and contact details
ii. Curriculum vitae
iii. Stated experience in the above required technical area(s)
iv. Proven results in relevant projects
v. Financial proposal

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
Applications for the consultancy should be sent to ATCA not later than February 26, 2018, by email at the following address: info@atca-africa.org

FURTHER INFORMATION
For questions related to this call, please contact:
Ms Irene Senouvor at senouvor@atca-africa.org
Tel: +228 22 25 15 83 / +228 93 00 70 70

 

    

Ghana plans to ban shisha and e-cigs while taxes on cigarettes remain very low and there is no budget for enforcement

As reported in this post (from Vaping360.com) and this article. The assertion that e-cigs are more dangerous than combustibles goes counter to the position of Public Health in the UK. The details of the research conducted by the Ghana Health Service have not been released (that we know). At the same time there is apparently no budget to enforce the existing tobacco laws and the existing taxes are very low. The prevalence still appears relatively low compared to other countries,like its neighbors Ivory Coast, Togo, Burkina, see below the chart about CEDEAO

Prevalence cdao

    

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