Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Tobacco Control
Director / Head:
Prof. Dr Luiz Antonio SANTINI
Secretaria Executiva da Comissão Nacional para Implementação da Convenção-Quadro para o Controle do Tabaco (CONICQ)
Instituto Nacional de Câncer José Alencar Gomes da Silva (INCA)
Rua do Resende nº 128/ 3o andar - Centro - Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
55 21 3970-7803
55 21 3970-7803
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To strengthen tobacco control in Brazil.
- To collaborate with WHO/PAHO in implementing the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control throughout Latin America
- To provide written material to WHO in Portuguese that will help strengthen tobacco control in all Portuguese-speaking areas of the world
- To implement training programs and strategies on tobacco control in Brazil that are consistent with PAHO/WHO recommendations. Provide assistance in the implementation of similar programs and strategies throughout Latin America.
- To provide support for the implementation of comprehensive tobacco legislation in Brazil and throughout Latin America
- To provide technical support to the development of the Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS) in Latin America
- To coordinate the Ibero-American Network for Tobacco Control and enhance its development
- To provide support to PAHO/WHO in association to the National Cancer Institutes Network (RINC), from the South American Nations Union (UNASUL).
Types of activity:
- Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres)
- Implementation of WHO programmes and activities at country level
- Training and education
Ower: 6.3 - Evidence-based and ethical policies, strategies, recommendations, standards and guidelines developed, and technical support provided to Member States with a high or increasing burden of disease and death associated with tobacco use, enabling them to strengthen institutions in order to tackle or prevent the public health problems concerned; support also provided to the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control for implementation of the provisions of the Convention and development and implementation of protocols and guidelines
Ower: 3.4 - Improved evidence compiled by WHO on the cost-effectiveness of interventions to tackle chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological and substance-use disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
Ower: 3.6 - Guidance and support provided to Member States to improve the ability of their health and social systems to prevent and manage chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and behavioural disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
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Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
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