African Tobacco Situational Analyses (ATSA) in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi and Tanzania

The looming tobacco epidemic and its potential for thwarting the development process has prompted most governments in sub-Saharan Africa to ratify the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC). Ratifying countries must develop and implement a national tobacco control action plan and report on their progress to the FCTC Conference of the Parties. Africa Tobacco Situational Analyses (ATSA) is an initiative supported by IDRC and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. To date, ATSA country teams have carried out baseline assessments, convened stakeholder meetings and identified priorities. However, they lack the necessary resources to track and report on their progress.

This grant will allow each of the four countries under study (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi and Tanzania) to evaluate the implementation of one tobacco control policy identified by their respective country teams.

Project ID

105895

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Sunday, June 28, 2009

End Date

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Duration

6 months

IDRC Officer

Kennedy, Rosemarie

Total funding

CA$ 113,700

Countries

Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, North of Sahara, South of Sahara

Program

Food, Environment, and Health

Project Leader

Kangoye, Larba Theodore

Project Leader

Ki/Ouedraogo, Salimata

Institution

Association Burkinabé de Santé Publique

Institution Country

Burkina Faso

Project Leader

DONALD MAKOKA, Ph.D.

Institution

University of Malawi

Institution Country

malawi

Project Leader

Wellington, Edith

Institution

Ghana Health Service

Institution Country

Ghana