The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

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21. UN mission to Congo highlights importance of tobacco taxation
... Task Force (UNIATF) on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) met with UN agencies, government experts, selected ministers, the Speaker of the national assembly and civil society ...
Created on 10 August 2015
22. FCA and partners celebrate recognition of key role of tobacco taxation
... non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The recommendation was adopted 15 July in the outcome document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) in Addis Ababa. It comes ...
Created on 16 July 2015
23. Civil society integral to new Palau body leading fight against NCDs
Civil society will play a key role in a coordinating mechanism set up by the Government of Palau to fight the death and disease caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs)*. The mechanism was announced ...
Created on 17 June 2015
24. Op-ed published on tobacco tax and sustainable development
An opinion article developed by FCA on tobacco taxation was published by IPS News on 26 May.  Signed by Katie Dain, Executive Director of the NCD Alliance, the article argues for tobacco taxation ...
Created on 27 May 2015
25. FCA coordinator at Americas Summit
(Industry Interference)
... the right to health. Specifically, I want to speak about non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which are the leading cause of death and disability globally as well as in our region. Moreover, these diseases ...
Created on 21 April 2015
26. Fact sheet - Tobacco: a barrier to sustainable development
... by FCA, World Lung Foundation, The NCD Alliance and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Download the fact sheet: Tobacco: a barrier to sustainable development Le tabac: un obstacle au développement ...
Created on 15 March 2015
27. Talks on financing for NCDs should include the FCTC
It is now apparent that progress on tackling non-communicable diseases (NCDs*) has been insufficient and uneven. Countries are only slowly moving from their commitments toward action, including allocating ...
Created on 10 March 2015
28. Changing our tobacco control strategy in Latin America
(Opinion pieces)
  By Eduardo Bianco FCA Regional Director, Americas Region Leer en español Tobacco control offers a proven strategy to fight the global epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)*. The Framework ...
Created on 04 March 2015
29. The WHO FCTC at 10: more advocacy is needed
(General news)
... allocated to FCTC implementation at both national and global levels.  Tobacco control key to taming NCDs At the national level, tobacco control needs to be prioritised if countries are to tame ...
Created on 03 March 2015
30. The WHO FCTC at 10: progress has been mixed
By Derek Yach Executive Director, Vitality Institute; former Executive Director, WHO NCDs* The FCTC is an ambitious approach to tackling the world’s most preventable health problem. It was built on solid ...
Created on 23 February 2015
31. The FCTC turned 10 on 27 Feb 2015
... World Lung Foundation/Bloomberg Initiative Derek Yach, Executive Director, Vitality Institute; former Executive Director, WHO NCDs Sam Byfield, Senior Policy Advisor, National Heart Foundation ...
Created on 10 February 2015
32. FCA joins Action/2015 push for global health measures
(Industry Interference)
... as the best of the ‘best buys’ for tackling the fast-rising epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which cause nearly 2/3 of global deaths. In particular, the FCTC’s measures include raising tobacco ...
Created on 13 January 2015
33. Goodbye 2014, looking ahead to 2015
(Opinion pieces)
... everything in its power to derail the adoption by COP6 of strong Art 6 Guidelines (Tax and Price); While the FCTC is clearly mentioned in the NCD Summit political declaration and the World Health Assembly ...
Created on 23 December 2014
34. 2015 crucial for the future of the FCTC and tobacco control
... to ensure that the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and non-communicable diseases* (NCDs) are included in the SDGs. FCTC omitted from synthesis report Unfortunately, tobacco control ...
Created on 12 December 2014
35. Tobacco control and the post-2015 development agenda
... is, deservedly, part of the solution. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is a proven, effective ‘best buy’ for fighting deadly non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cancers, cardiovascular ...
Created on 11 December 2014
36. Some outcomes of COP6
...  Other Committee B discussions:  There was a good decision on the relationship between the FCTC COP, the global NCD framework and the post-2015 sustainable development goals. In essence, the ...
Created on 01 November 2014
37. COP6 update: the FCTC is a key tool to ensuring healthy lives for all
(FCTC: Action now)
... relative reduction in tobacco use prevalence, which was agreed at the World health Assembly last year as one of the nine targets to prevent and control non-communicable diseases (NCDs). 25 by 2025 The ...
Created on 18 October 2014
38. COP6 update: Learning from key global health initiatives for the FCTC
(Opinion pieces)
... decisions on resource allocation, be it national or international. The COP should seize leadership in fulfilling the non communicable disease (NCD) targets related to tobacco control and identify what ...
Created on 13 October 2014
39. How to accelerate FCTC implementation
... community. Advance FCTC implementation via discussions on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) and development: tobacco control and NCDs should be included among the health priorities in the post-2015 development ...
Created on 09 October 2014
40. FCA Policy Briefing for COP6: Non-communicable Diseases, sustainable development and the FCTC
(FCTC: Action Now!)
... post-2015 development agenda. COP6 should review recent global efforts on prevention and control of NCDs, and declare its commitment to support them. The COP should also agree to regularly review progress ...
Created on 02 October 2014