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Physicians as change agents for tobacco cessation

By Global Bridges

Nearly 100 physicians in the West African country of Nigeria successfully completed training aimed at giving them tools to help enhance and prioritize tobacco cessation in clinical practice. Training sessions were held in three geographically distributed hospitals in the country. The training focused on the epidemiology of tobacco control, the basics of nicotine addiction and […]

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Building Tobacco Dependence Treatment in Bangladesh

By Sohel Choudhury

Primary care physicians and allied health professionals recently participated in a two-day tobacco dependence treatment training workshop at the National Heart Foundation Hospital & Research Institute in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The workshop is one component of a Pfizer IGLC/Global Bridges grant-funded project that seeks to build the capacity of primary care physicians for treatment of tobacco […]

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NCI Funds SmartQuit App Trial

By Global Bridges

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a behavioral scientist and faculty member at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center with a five-year, $3.1 million grant to conduct a randomized controlled trial of SmartQuit. SmartQuit is a smoking-cessation app based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which “focuses on increasing one’s willingness to accept the physical, mental […]

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Project Update: Building Tobacco Treatment Capacity in Medical Universities and Affiliated Hospitals in China

By Global Bridges

Periodically we provide updates on 19 grants awarded through a partnership between Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) and Global Bridges. These updates are designed to inform the Global Bridges community about the progress of each project, as well as the successes and challenges each grantee encounters. It is our hope that these […]

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Tobacco cessation through oral health care providers in Kenya

By Elizabeth Dimba

In a project funded by Pfizer IGLC through Global Bridges, a group of tobacco control advocates from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, will train and mobilize oral health care providers (OHCP) in tobacco use prevention and cessation. The goal is to increase the number of dental patients who abstain from or reduce tobacco use. The World […]

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Building TDT capacity in India

By Global Bridges

In a project funded by Pfizer IGLC through Global Bridges, the Salaam Bombay Foundation, in partnership with the Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation (NSF), LifeFirst, and Mindtemple, is building a team of healthcare professionals with skills to provide evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment in a variety of healthcare settings across Maharashtra, India. According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) […]

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Grant-Funded Projects – Upcoming Events

By Global Bridges

A listing of upcoming events involving projects funded by Global Bridges/Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC). The 19 grant-funded projects are designed to increase tobacco cessation rates through healthcare professional training and advocacy in low- and middle-income countries. Share your work with colleagues around the world. Please submit your upcoming event for inclusion […]

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Building Capacity for Tobacco Cessation in Turkey

By Mimi Nichter

Mimi Nichter is a medical anthropologist at the University of Arizona. Nichter and Dr. Asli Carkoglu, an associate professor of psychology at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey, are the recipients of one of 19 grants awarded through a partnership between Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) and Global Bridges. We began our […]

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