August 3, 2010 - The African Tobacco Control Consortium (ATCC), an alliance of about five regional public health institutions involved in the campaign against increasing use of tobacco announced it had launched a call for concept notes for Tobacco Control Action Grants.
Aimed at NGOs and Academic Institutions, the grant, according to a press statement from the Communications office of ATCC, is “to foster the implementation of key tobacco control policies such as tax and price measures, anti-smuggling measures, the establishment of smoke-free work and public places, direct and indirect advertising bans, and health warning labels as per the requirements of the international tobacco treaty, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).”
ATCC is coordinated by the American Cancer Society under a five-year project funded primarily by a $7 million dollar grant awarded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its constituent member organizations include the Africa Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA), Africa Tobacco Control Regional Initiative (ATCRI), Framework Convention Alliance (FCA), Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.
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Reference: Africa: Good news for anti-tobacco activists by Kemo Cham, Africa News, 8/2/2010