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The Tobacco Control Programme contributes to the reduction of the burden of disease and death caused by tobacco through reducing the prevalence of tobacco use and the exposure to tobacco smoke in all segments of the population in the African Region.


Nairobi Declaration on the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in the WHO African Region, 2015 (pdf 169.5 kB)

dec-who-fctc-2005The Nairobi declaration was adopted by the Heads of Delegation of Member States from the WHO African Region at the 10th Anniversary celebrations of the entry into force of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in Nairobi, Kenya from 25-27 February 2015.
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Tobacco control must accelerate to protect innocent children, women and men in Africa

Launching of the  10-year FCTC publication in NairobiNairobi, February 27 2015 -- Delegates attending the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in Nairobi marked the 10-year celebration of the implementation of tobacco control in Africa with jubilation and concerted determination to fight the tobacco epidemic to the end. The delegates from 39 of the 47 countries in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region agreed to the Nairobi Declaration on FCTC to accelerate comprehensive measures, which will save the lives of innocent children, youth and adults
 

Kenya hosts commemoration to accelerate comprehensive implementation of WHO FCTC in the African Region

Kenya hosts commemoration to accelerate comprehensive implementation of WHO FCTC in the African RegionNairobi, 25 February 2015 -- The WHO meeting to commemorate the implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) started in Nairobi today with members and participants commending great milestones but cautioning that a lot is still needing to be done to save lives from the tobacco epidemic.

The meeting attended by Member States outlines the implementation status for each state and what still remains to be done to protect African citizens from tobacco use and tobacco-related deaths.


WHO celebrates 10 years of tobacco control in the African RegionOn 27 February, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates 10 years of implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in the African Region. Tobacco kills an estimated 6 million people every year but the true impact remains untold due to the lag of several years between when people start using tobacco and when their health suffers.

Featured publications:

WHO-FCTC-10 years-120The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: 10 years of implementation in the African Region whofctcWHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
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Guidelines for implementation of the WHO FCTC
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 altWHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2013