People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 05 April 2011
Caribbean civil society organisations have launched Get the Message, a campaign that uses text messaging, Facebook and other social media to build popular support for the NCD Summit.
The campaign, by the Healthy Caribbean Coalition, will focus on getting Caribbean residents to send messages from their mobile phones to show their support for the Summit on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The aim is to pressure heads of Government in CARICOM (the Caribbean Community) to attend the Summit in New York on 19-20 September and to implement strategies to prevent NCDs and improve healthcare.
- Published on 15 March 2011
The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday passed a strong Tobacco Control Bill that should change the way tobacco is consumed in the country and the manner in which the tobacco business operates.
The bill will shortly go for a “reconciliation conference” of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and then for presidential assent.
- Published on 11 March 2011
Throughout the world our members work hard in the fight for tobacco control.
The beginning of 2011 saw tobacco control advocates get involved with World Cancer Day, people in Bangladesh push tobacco packaging health warnings and smoke-free laws, and women in DRC learn about the link between cervical cancer and smoking.
- Published on 09 March 2011
A new coalition of Latin American civil society organisations has joined forces to develop a declaration that recognises the grave impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the region.
More than 40 organisations make up the group – called the Healthy Latin American Coalition (HLAC).
- Published on 09 March 2011
The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Secretariat has launched its WHO FCTC Implementation Database.
The database stores Parties’ responses to the Secretariat’s official questionnaires relating to phase one (two years) and phase two (five years) following the entry into force of the FCTC in their country or region.
- Published on 08 March 2011
Please see below the results of the 2011 elections for the FCA Board of Directors. The expiry year of the board member's term is in brackets; all terms end on 31 December.
- Published on 24 February 2011
Thanks to FCA and NCD Alliance pressure, the UN will create a civil society taskforce for its summit on NCDs during 19-12 September 2011.
This is a great victory so thank you to everyone who took part in this action by sending a letter to heads of state calling for the taskforce. However, we need to pressure heads of government even further by asking them to appoint an NCD champion to work with the taskforce.
- Published on 23 February 2011
Honduras' comprehensive tobacco-control law took effect earlier this week - helping protect its citizens from tobacco use, one of the world’s deadliest public health epidemics.
Global Smokefree Partnership (GSP) joins international health advocates in congratulating Honduras for enacting the comprehensive law.
- Published on 14 February 2011
The NCD Alliance will host a side event to mark the launch of its new publication on women and NCDs. Panellists will discuss:
- Girls and women’s unique vulnerability to the socio-economic determinants and risk factors of NCDs;
- Impact of NCDs on the health and socio-economic position of girls and women;
- The importance of women’s empowerment for the prevention of the global NCD epidemic;
- The implications for current policies and practices;
- The opportunity of the forthcoming UN High-Level Summit on NCDs in September 2011.