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Jordan launches 2016-18 tobacco control roadmap

By globalbridges

In response to the alarming rates of smoking that are among the highest in the region, the Ministry of Health (MoH) – with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center (KHCF/KHCC) – recently completed the development and launch of a time-bound roadmap aimed at reversing the tobacco epidemic […]

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LifeFirst trainings engage, equip healthcare professionals in India

By globalbridges

LifeFirst is a tobacco dependence treatment service based upon international evidence-based standards and protocols yet is adapted to the Indian context. The service is an initiative of the Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation along with co-partners Salaam Bombay Foundation, Prince Aly Khan Hospital and Mind Temple. LifeFirst is building a team of healthcare professionals with skills to […]

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Smoke Free Zone Certificate Gaining Traction in Jordan

By Rawan Shihab

As part of the fight against tobacco in Jordan and for the second year, King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center continued with the smoke free zone certificate program and awarded qualified organizations in an event under the patronage of HRH Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation. […]

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Update on Smoking Cessation Project in Bolivia

By Global Bridges

In March 2015, during the World Conference on Tobacco or Health, Global Bridges sat down with Pamela Cortez, from the InterAmerican Heart Foundation. Cortez is the coordinator of  “Strengthening healthcare capacity for Article 14 by developing a strategic approach to analyzing need and planning a strategy,” a project funded by Pfizer IGLC through Global Bridges. Below […]

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Best practices for a Train-the-Trainer program

By Global Bridges

Etta Short, a trainer with the International Quitline Institute & Director of Clinical Development and Support at Alere Health, presented at the 2015 World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH) a high-level overview of best practices for building a tobacco treatment Train-the-Trainer program. The presentation includes: considerations for the organization; basic ingredients – trainer and […]

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On World No Tobacco Day, reflections on treatment

By Global Bridges

This year, the tobacco control community is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), amidst a candid debate about whether sufficient progress had been achieved to warrant celebration. Initial progress on treatment (the “O” in MPOWER) has been especially slow. Although FCTC Article 14 guidelines were adopted in November 2010, […]

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The WCTOH2015 Experience

By Global Bridges

The 2015 World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH) in Abu Dhabi brought together more than 3,000 tobacco control advocates, researchers, public health officials and policy makers from all over the world to focus on fighting tobacco use. Representatives of 18 Global Bridges grant projects attended the WCTOH and shared their reactions with the Global […]

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WCTOH 2015 in Review

By Global Bridges

Last month Global Bridges staff and grantees attended the 2015 World Conference on Tobacco Or Health (WCTOH) in Abu Dhabi. WCTOH is the largest international gathering of tobacco control advocates, researchers, public health, clinical researchers and policy makers. During the conference staff and grantees attended presentations, meetings, lectures and awards sessions. View three collections of […]

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King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center Participate in ‘World Conference on Tobacco or Health’ in Abu Dhabi

By Global Bridges

The King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), and the Cancer Control Office (CCO) at King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) – headed by Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired, the Director General of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation – participated in the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH). Held between 17 -21 March, 2015, in Abu […]

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Global Bridges Briefings at WCTOH 2015

By Global Bridges

Global Bridges held a series of grantee briefings at WCTOH in March 2015. Below is a description of and a link to each presentation: Curriculum Development for Adult Learners [link] An overview of learning objectives, instructional methods, instructional design and evaluation plans for adult learners. Dr. J. Taylor Hays, Chair, Global Bridges & Director, Mayo […]

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