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Upping the struggle against “Tobacco - a threat to development”

31 May, 2017

Harare, 31 May 2017 (ACBF) - World No Tobacco Day is here on this 31st day of May 2017

The African Capacity Building Foundation uses this occasion to reiterate it stance against tobacco use in Africa. It is a development speed-hump that all countries on the continent must try to level out.

The Foundation will continue to work with other partners towards the implementation of the World Health Organization -Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) which is a comprehensive tool to tackle the tobacco issue in Africa and around the world.

Support from the Gates Foundation has been very crucial for the field work being coordinated by ACBF to build the capacity of African governments in coming up with tobacco control policies that will reduce the drug’s threat to the continent’s development.

Let us all join the World Health Organization in “Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national development”.

Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national development 

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, 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 – Minister of Finance - Ghana
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