Africa Tobacco Control Talks: COVID-19 and Tobacco Control – Findings from a rapid response project

Date: 15 September 2020

Moderator: Mr. Richard Baguma

Resource persons:

  • Pr. Linda Bauld, Director – Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh
  • Pr. Wakgari Deressa, School of Public Health – Addis Ababa University
  • Pr. Ellis Owusu-Dabo, School of Public Health Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • Ms. Kellen Nyamurungi, School of Public Health – Makerere University

This webinar presented findings from a multi-country study that aimed at generating evidence to support policy and practice to address tobacco use during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. It described what is now known about COVID-19 and tobacco use from international literature and outlined how the pandemic has affected tobacco control in three African countries (Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda). The webinar also discussed steps to better integrate responses to infectious disease epidemics and tobacco control interventions across the continent.

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