WHO ARE WE
The African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) is a network of civil society organizations (CSOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) dedicated to preventing a tobacco epidemic Africa. Present in 39 countries of the WHO Afro region, our members work to limit the detrimental impact of tobacco on the health and well-being of Africans.
Headquartered in Lome, Togo, ATCA has attracted membership from youth, women, environmental and consumer organizations and other NGOs engaged in diverse fields of work. ATCA has established itself as a network for synergy and sharing of resources for tobacco control in Africa. The alliance has a keen interest in the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and has nurtured its membership to focus on effective implementation of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
The alliance continues to grow in strength and expertise and is working its way to emerge as a key player in implementation of the FCTC in Africa, pursuant to the crucial civil society role of raising the bar for stronger tobacco control policies and more effective implementation of existing laws. Today, ATCA coordinates the civil society agenda for tobacco control in Africa and is increasingly serving as the voice for the reversal of the tobacco epidemic in the continent.
THE NAIROBI DECLARATION ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WHO FCTC IN THE WHO AFRICAN REGION (2015).
The Declaration requests African Member States:
To develop, strengthen and enforce comprehensive tobacco control policies, legislation and regulations that fully incorporate the obligations of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and its guidelines.