ATCA is a non-profit, non-political Pan-African network of more than 120 civil society organizations, with its headquarters in Lome, Togo.
Established in 2008, ATCA is the only African civil society network created by Africans and for Africans dedicated to preventing an epidemic of tobacco use on the African continent and its detrimental impact on the health and well-being of Africans.
The vision of ATCA is to promote health by building a tobacco-free Africa.
The mission of ATCA is to promote the development and implementation of international, regional and national legal instruments, policies on tobacco control within the African region.
The objectives of the Alliance are:
a) To promote and facilitate information sharing on tobacco control in Africa;
b) To conduct research on the tobacco epidemic and tobacco control policies in Africa;
c) To strengthen the capacities of individuals and civil society organizations involved in tobacco control in Africa;
d) To promote and advocate for regional and national legislative and regulatory frameworks favorable for tobacco control in Africa;
e) To mobilize and facilitate access to financial, human and technical resources required for tobacco control in Africa.