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Strengthening of tobacco-control efforts through innovative partnerships and strategies PDF Print

The overall purpose of this study is to reduce the health and economic burdens of tobacco use in India, by piloting multi-level initiatives in two states intended to serve as champions for the scale-up and strengthening of the National Tobacco Control Program (NTCP).

The specific goals include: 1) Promote health equity through reduction in health and economic burdens resulting from tobacco use; 2) Engage, enable and empower stakeholders to undertake comprehensive tobacco control programs; 3) Facilitate state level action for effective implementation of the national tobacco control program.

The following broad objectives are set as indicators of the core deliverables under the grant:

  • State-based activities (five districts in each of the two intervention states – Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat)
  • Trainings and materials
  • Research: i) Operational research for integrating tobacco control into state health systems; ii) Policy research to produce evidence supporting government policy initiatives for Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)  implementation; iii) Economic research for addressing FCTC goals
  • Sustainability: a) Develop a successful intervention model while implementing NTCP in selected districts in two pilot states; b) Involvement of state officials will provide continuity after grant award period is over; c) Use existing opportunities within the health system to integrate tobacco control related activities; d) Capacity building of Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and NGOs for evidence-based implementation of activities.
Principal Investigator: K. S. Reddy
Co – Principal Investigator: Monika Arora
Project Duration: 2009 – 2012
Last Modified : January 27, 2011, 11:30 am