•  

    Office Line

    (+256) 393-202-374/5

  •  

    Official Mail

    ctca @ ctc-africa.org

English French

December 10, 2015-

The Dean School of Public Health and CTCA Director, Prof William Bazeyo has called on Tobacco Control Focal Persons in CTCA’s target countries to be more vigilant in guarding public health policies against Tobacco Industry Interference. The Dean was this morning officiating at the opening of a two day planning retreat for National Tobacco Control Focal Persons of CTCA’s target countries for Phase II. The meeting held at the Lake Victoria Serena Hotel in Kigo is attended by National Tobacco Control Focal Person from four of the five CTCA target countries including Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, and Niger. 

Read more ...

Gates Africa Tobacco Control Partners are meeting in Addis to discuss TC updates and develop action plans for the next year. The meeting, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is attended by both regional and global TC partners   and advocates including government representatives, grant makers, WHO, CTCA and SCOs. 

In her opening remarks this morning, Ms. Cynthia Lewis, Deputy Director, Global Policy & Advocacy Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hailed partners for their concerted efforts, adding that much progress has been made in tobacco control in Africa due to the commitment of the TC partners in the region.  She also hailed Ethiopia for the great strides made in tobacco control.  

Read more ...

1.0 Preamble

On September 19, 2015, Uganda’s President, Yoweri K. Museveni assented to the historical Tobacco Control Act ( TCA) 2015, following its being passed into law by parliament on July 28, 2015.  This Act makes Uganda one of the few countries that have gone through the process of enacting a comprehensive and FCTC compliant tobacco control legislation. The object of the Act is to protect the present and future generations from the devastating health, social, economic, and environmental consequences of tobacco use and exposure.  It gives effect to the obligations  Uganda has undertaken to protect her people against tobacco-related harms and ensures that Uganda meets its obligations as per the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), having signed and ratified the Convention in 2005 and 2007 respectively.

We highlight the enabling factors to the passing of this act, the lessons learnt as well as challenges to the process, with a view of informing future initiatives. This paper has been informed by CTCA’s involvement at the different stages of the legislative process in Uganda.

  

Read more ...

Kampala, October 13, 2015 – 

Tobacco Control advocates from five African countries are attending a training in Kampala, Uganda to equip them with techniques to effectively search, use and disseminate information from the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library. The objective of the three day workshop, October 13-15, 2015, is to ensure that actors are able to use tobacco industry information to mitigate Industry interference in tobacco control policy and legislation in Africa. 

Read more ...

Following the passing of the Uganda Tobacco Control Bill 2015 by Parliament on July 28, President Museveni, has assented to the Act, facilitating yet another milestone in tobacco control, not just in Uganda, but in Africa as a whole. The Act that was assented to by the president on September 19, 2015 “shall come into force after six months from the date of its publication in the gazette." 

Read more ...