Implementation of the framework convention on tobacco control in the African Region: current status and the way forward: report of the Regional Director
Abstract1. On 27 February 2005, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control entered into force and became legally binding for the first 40 countries—including five African countries—that became Contracting Parties before 30 November 2004. 2. As of 1 March 2005, eight countries of the African Region have ratified the Convention and 31 are taking steps to ratify it. Setting implementation goals and developing plans and strategies for the implementation of the Convention in the African Region are imperative. 3. The tobacco industry continues aggressive expansion into the developing world, obstructing effective tobacco control by influencing sales and corporate social responsibility programmes. 4. Building a national action plan and establishing legal and institutional frameworks to implement the plan are key steps in the implementation of the Convention. 5. The Regional Committee is requested to consider this document and endorse the proposed steps for action.
Regional Committee for Africa, 55. (2011). Implementation of the framework convention on tobacco control in the African Region: current status and the way forward: report of the Regional Director. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/1870