Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Tobacco Surveillance
Director / Head:
Dr. Samira ASMA
(Global Tobacco Program) Office on Smoking & Health (MS K50)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop F-16
(1-770) 488 5487
(1-770) 488 3162
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To establish and expand global tobacco surveillance, monitoring and evaluation of tobacco use and key tobacco control policies through the Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS).
- To support country capacity through training and technical exchange in linking data to policy decisions and practice.
- To promote evidence-based and policy-relevant research for increased tobacco control at national and international levels.
Types of activity:
- Information dissemination
WHO organization wide expected result:
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
TURSAN D'ESPAIGNET Edouard
+41 22 79 11831
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork