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ACBF PARTICIPATES IN BMGF PARTNERS’ COORDINATION MEETING IN ABUJA.

Abuja
Nigeria
30 Nov, 2016

ACBF is participating in the Partners’ meeting in Abuja. The meeting seeks to

 (i) Take stock of progress being made by each Partner in the specific areas of tobacco control at country level;

 (ii) Provide an opportunity for Partners to synchronize their activities in order to avoid duplication;

(iii) Enable Partners to strategize on common country issues in response to emerging country level challenges.

The ACBF delegation is led by Dr. Roger Atindehou, the Manager for Operations in East and Southern Africa  who is also the Supervising Manager of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded tobacco control project,  Other members of the delegation are Mr. Dickson Antwi, Senior Program Officer for Nigeria, and Ms Susie Mbouangouore Limbepe, ACBF Tobacco Control Expert.

The other Partners who are participating in the meeting are the Afro Regional Office for World Health Organization (WHO-Afro) and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK). Together, these three organization constitute the core BMGF tobacco control project partners in Africa.  

Thomas Kwesi Quartey

ACBF has been granted the status of a specialized agency because of the potential to transform Africa through capacity development.


H.E. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson, AU Commission
Erastus Mwencha

The recognition of ACBF as the African Union’s Specialized Agency for Capacity Development launches the beginning of a new era for capacity building by ACBF, which will require an appropriate level of political commitment and financial support from all stakeholders.


H.E. Erastus Mwencha, Chair, ACBF Executive Board
Lamin Momodou

The remarkable achievements ACBF has registered over the past 26 years is not by accident in our opinion. They have come through hard work, dedication, commitment, purposeful leadership, support from the member countries as well as productive partnership building.


Mr. Lamin Momodou MANNEH, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa
Goodall Gondwe

Africa needs ACBF as much, probably more now, than at the time it was created in 1991.


Hon. Goodall Gondwe, former Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance – Malawi
Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana’s partnership with ACBF is a tremendous blessing for us and therefore the opportunity for Ghana to host the 26th ACBF Board of Governors Meeting is something that we treasure.


Hon Ken Ofori Atta, Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance - Ghana
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