ATCA works to promote the development and implementation of international, regional and national legal instruments and policies on tobacco control within the African region.
ATCA believes it is possible to
• Adopt comprehensive FCTC-compliant laws and policies across Africa
- Have 100% smoke-free environments in Africa
• At least 50% pictorial health warnings in cigarette packages in all African countries
• Adopt both at country level and regional level tax policies that are consistent with the FCTC article 6 guidelines
• Integrate Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and tobacco control into development and health agendas and allocate appropriate funds from the national budget to tobacco control
• Promote NCDs and tobacco control agenda by targeting regional bodies
ATCA makes a difference
• Funded and supported legislation and policy campaigns in 10 sub-Saharan African countries.
• Trained more than 210 journalists, 150 tobacco control campaigners, 150 Members of Parliament on FCTC and tobacco control.
• Created 7 tobacco control network in seven sub-Saharan African countries.
• Provided grants to NGOs, Ministries of Health and regional blocks to implement FCTC at country and regional level.
• Supported 4 countries to draft NCDs Action Plans.
• Published around 500 articles in newspapers.
• Supported media campaigns in countries like Botswana and Senegal.
• Supported tax increase in Togo, Benin, Niger tobacco levy in Botswana, etc.
• Placing NCDs and tobacco control high on the agenda of policy-makers in the WAEMU region.
What we do?
• We support our partners at country and regional levels to draft tobacco control legislations and policies.
- We monitor the tobacco industry.
- We conduct research and publish the findings to support policy change.
- We publish independent information on tobacco use and its impact for governments and decision-makers, researchers, media, concerned citizens and other interested groups.
• We conduct tobacco taxation campaigns (increasing of tobacco tax and policy change).
• We provide technical assistance to our members and Governments through MoH.
• We provide leadership programmes on tobacco control.
• We assist our members on alliance-building and networking.
• We fund tobacco control projects (legislation, taxation, etc).
• We do media campaigns.