Regional Tobacco Control Research Initiative (Latin America and the Caribbean)

In March 2007, IDRC's Research for International Tobacco Control (RITC) hosted an Inter American workshop on tobacco control in Colonia, Uruguay, for approximately 30 participants active in tobacco control in the region. The participants identified the following research priorities in tobacco control over the next five years: smoke-free environments; economics of tobacco; tobacco industry analysis; tobacco crop cultivation; and tobacco and poverty.

This grant will finance a number of research projects consistent with these priorities. The Inter American Heart Foundation will work with researchers to develop and peer-review multi-country project proposals.

The idea is to provide an evidence base to support advocacy, policymaking and implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

Project ID

103994

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

End Date

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Duration

42 months

IDRC Officer

Geneau, Robert

Total funding

CA$ 340,001

Countries

North and Central America, South America, West Indies, Uruguay

Program

Food, Environment, and Health

Project Leader

Ana Garces

Institution

Asociacion Una Voz Contra El Cancer

Institution Country

Guatemala

Institution Website

http://www.unavozcontraelcancer.org

Project Leader

Ethel Alderete

Project Leader

Dr. Ethel (Wara) Alderete

Project Leader

Ethel Del Carmen Alderete

Institution

Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnologia Regional

Institution Country

Argentina

Institution Website

http://www.icter.com.ar

Project Leader

Beatriz Marcet Champagne

Project Leader

Beatriz Marcet Champagne

Institution

Interamerican Heart Foundation, Inc.

Institution Country

United States

Institution Website

http://www.interamericanheart.org

Project Leader

Alejandro Ramos

Project Leader

Dr. Alejandro Ramos

Institution

Centro de Investigacion Para la Epidemia del Tabaquismo

Institution Country

Uruguay

Institution Website

http://www.cieturuguay.org

Project Leader

Daisy Rampersad-Rattan

Institution

Midwifery and Nursing Research Society of T & T

Institution Country

Trinidad and Tobago