Currently, TPFI in partnership with Peace & Shammah Foundation (PSF – a CSO that works with underprivileged, highly discriminated, excluded, neglected segment of vulnerable population (comprising of children, young people, youth and women) is implementing the Tobacco Control Advocacy Initiative; a Continental-wide Campaign under the State of The Union (SOTU) Coalition framework and in strategic collaboration with the National Tobacco Control Unit and the Department of Substance Abuse in the Ministry of Health (MOH) in conjunction with the Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA).
This particular project culminated and therefore conceived due to the indiscriminate consumption of tobacco/ cigarettes, alcohol, drug and other substance abuse that is alarmingly high amongst the general citizenry and most especially a highly discriminated, underprivileged, excluded, neglected segments of vulnerable population comprising of children, youth, young people, adolescents is currently under implementation in Uganda by TPFI in partnership with likeminded CSOs (NGOs and Media) and in strategic collaboration with the National Tobacco Control Unit and the Department of Substance Abuse in the Ministry of Health (MOH) in conjunction with Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA).
The goal of the Tobacco Control Advocacy Initiative is to advocate for the enforcement of smoke-free environment so as to improve the health of Ugandan populations’ through reduced consumption of tobacco or its products and exposure to tobacco smoke especially children, youth, young people, adolescents and school-dropouts during the COVID-19 pandemic in Gulu City (Northern Uganda) in particular and Uganda at large.
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