Zambia Tobacco Control Campaign

The looming tobacco epidemic and its potential for thwarting development 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 design and implement a national tobacco control action plan and report on their progress to the Conference of the Parties (COP). Zambia is one of 12 sub-Saharan countries participating in the Africa Tobacco Situational Analyses (ATSA) initiative supported by IDRC and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. ATSA aims to gauge country readiness and capacity for action-oriented policy interventions in the immediate and longer term. Following a baseline assessment, stakeholder meeting and mapping exercise, the Zambian team has chosen as priorities enforcement of the existing smoke-free law in Lusaka and tobacco cessation in four health districts of Lusaka.

This grant will allow the team to work toward these goals.

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Start Date

Thursday, February 19, 2009

End Date

Friday, June 18, 2010


10 months

IDRC Officer

Leppan, Wardie

Total funding

CA$ 139,675


Zambia, North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Food, Environment, and Health

Project Leader

Dr Fastone M. Goma

Project Leader

Prof Seter Siziya


University of Zambia

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