Global Bridges program evaluation published in Journal of Environmental and Public Health

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.

These projects trained nearly 9,000 healthcare providers and an estimated 150,000 patients have been offered treatment. The international network continues to grow, connect and spread the knowledge and skills of tobacco dependence treatment worldwide.

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