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Global Bridges in Bolivia: Vice-Minister of Health requests smoking cessation national guidelines

By Gustavo Zabert

La Paz, Bolivia September 25, 2013 After two days of training in tobacco dependence treatment at the First National Training Session in the Treatment of Tobacco Dependence for Health Care Providers, it was concluded that the next step would be the development of National Smoking Cessation Guidelines; this information was released by the Vice-Minister of […]

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تعزيز جهود مكافحة التبغ في الاردن والدور المحوري لذوي العلاقة

By Rasha Bader

أطلقت مؤسسة ومركز الحسين للسرطان في حزيران 2012 مبادرة طويلة الأمد تهدف الى رفع وعي ذوي العلاقة بمكافحة التبغ وتفعيل دورهم واشراكهم بجدية في هذه القضية. ومن هنا جاء مشروع “تعزيز جهود مكافحة التبغ في الاردن” ليعمل على كسب التأييد لقضايا مكافحة التبغ وجعلها من الاولويات الوطنية وليوفر خارطة طريق لرفع كفاءة الاردن في تنفيذ […]

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Global Bridges workshop on tobacco use and dependence treatment

By Joyce Jakavula

Global Bridges (GB) Afro has previously sponsored a free one-day workshop at the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) conferences since 2011. This year is no exception and offers an opportunity for GB to further broaden its reach in Africa as the 9th PHASA Conference will be held jointly with the African Federation of Public […]

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Tshwane District holds tobacco dependence treatment workshop

By Joyce Jakavula

The Global Bridges Afro region sponsored a training on 13 August 2013 which was attended by 44 health promotion practitioners from local hospitals and clinics in the Tshwane Health District, Pretoria. The district is one of the pilot sites for the South African government’s new National Health Insurance (NHI) aimed at ensuring universal access to […]

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Highlights from ERS Annual Congress 2013

By Gustavo Zabert

The Global Bridges Initiative was presented during tobacco sessions of the European Respiratory Society Annual Congress. During the discussion, attendees acknowledged the existing gap and a global need in fostering smoking cessation as a public health strategy to tackle the tobacco epidemic. COPD Worldwide and Tobacco Facts Joan B. Soriano, Director of Epidemiology and Clinical […]

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The need for gender-relevant tobacco cessation programs

By Global Bridges

An understanding of women and tobacco-related issues, as well as the need for gender-relevant smoking cessation efforts, have been highlighted as priorities in landmark guiding documents (e.g., WHO FCTC). In order to address women and tobacco-related issues, we have established a Network for Tobacco Control among Women in Paraná, Brazil with the purpose of building and […]

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GANADORES – 8o Concurso Interamericano de Periodismo “Aire Vital”

By Javier Valenzuela

La Fundación InterAmericana del Corazón y Global Bridges Healthcare Alliance for Tobacco Dependence Treatment tienen el orgullo de anunciar los ganadores de la Octava Edición del Concurso Interamericano de Periodismo “Vital Aire Vital” sobre el Tratamiento a la Dependencia a la Nicotina en apoyo del artículo 14 del Convenio Marco para el Control de Tabaco […]

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WINNERS – 8th Interamerican “Vital Aire” Journalism Contest

By Javier Valenzuela

The InterAmerican Heart Foundation and the Global Bridges Healthcare Alliance for Tobacco Dependence Treatment are pleased to announce the winners of the Eighth Interamerican “Vital Air” Journalism Contest focusing on Tobacco Dependence Treatment and supporting Article 14 of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).” Tobacco use causes hundreds of thousands of […]

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