The Global Bridges team connected with Marija Zdraveska, M.D., MMsci, primary investigator of the Collaborative Development of a Continuing Education Program to Train Healthcare Providers on Tobacco Cessation Counseling in the Republic of Macedonia and president of the Macedonian Respiratory Society, to learn more about her team’s Global Bridges-funded project.
From 18-22 March, the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) held a training workshop on tobacco dependence treatment (TDT). This workshop comes under KHCC’s program, which is the only program outside the USA that is internationally accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP) to offer Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) certification.
A descriptive evaluation of the Global Bridges grant funding program initiated in 2014 was published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health this week. The research article, Tobacco Dependence Treatment Grants: A Collaborative Approach to the Implementation of WHO Tobacco Control Initiatives, describes the first international funding program that has emphasized the role of treatment of tobacco dependence as an integral part of comprehensive tobacco control efforts and highlights the direct results of 19 projects in low- and middle-income countries across all World Health Organization regions.
Congratulations to Global Bridges grantee Constantine Vardavas, M.D., for receiving the American Cancer Society’s Luther L. Terry Young Pioneer Award!
Seventy-eight percent of Mexico’s 14.9 million smokers want to quit, according to a National Situation Analysis, but tobacco dependence treatment needs a stronger foundation to help them. Global Bridges is thrilled to congratulate the Fundación Interamericana del Corazón México (FIC Mexico) team for receiving a Bloomberg Philanthropies Award for Global Tobacco Control at the 2018 World Conference on Tobacco or Health in recognition of their work to help make treatment more accessible.
Where will new hope come from for tobacco control in Japan – are the best solutions social, cultural, legal, political, local, national? A session at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) on March 8 will address that question and examine the urgent need for progress.
How can smokers break the pattern of failure? Experts suggest that rather than relying on a big annual day like New Year’s, smokers can adopt a strategy of recommitting to their quit every week, giving them 52 chances a year to stay on track. Monday is an ideal “recommit day” because people are most open to healthy behavior, including quitting smoking.
Global Bridges, Japan Cancer Society and Pfizer Global Medical Grants are pleased to announce $2 million in grant funding for 16 new projects focused on building capacity for tobacco dependence treatment in Japan. Japan has been a party to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control since 2004, but tobacco use remains relatively […]
Preventing an epidemic increase in smoking prevalence is a major challenge for developing countries.
Global Bridges aims to highlight worldwide tobacco dependence treatment contributions and encourage others to take treatment seriously in policy and practice. During the past few months, we’ve connected with grantees and network members to request their response to one simple question: Why do you support Article 14 implementation? In this series, we’ll post responses from individuals […]