Strategic planning for tobacco control - a model for the African Region

This document provides a model for strategic planning that countries in the WHO African Region can use to identify both their priority strategies and action, and the key institutions that must work with them for successful implementation of the WHO FCTC. The model provides examples of strategies, actions, indicators, and even targets, that countries can plan for.

The step-by-step guide is our contribution to efforts to reduce tobacco use and exposure to tobacco. It is our hope that it will also help achieve the targets set under Sustainable Development Goals. Countries are invited to use this guide, and to adapt it to their needs in order to develop a national strategic plan for tobacco control.