The Report Card recommends that the Vietnamese government increase tobacco tax at a rate higher than the combination of inflation and income growth so that tobacco demand will be curbed over time.
Healthbridge Vietnam staff delivered three presentations at the Global Cancer Congress 2016, held in Paris from Oct 31 to Nov 3, 2016.
On Jan. 1, 2016, HealthBridge became the secretariat for the Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control (FCA).
FCA played an instrumental role as civil society’s representative at the creation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and today has nearly 500 member organizations in more than 100 countries. HealthBridge and FCA have collaborated on numerous projects over the years.
Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and other 'nicotine-yielding products' should be taxed differently based on their level of risk, says a recent article in The New England Journal of Medicine, co-authored by HealthBridge Board Member Emeritus, David Sweanor .
HealthBridge Executive Director Sian FitzGerald spoke at the launch of the Vietnam National NCD Alliance in Hanoi on Aug. 26.
Sian noted that in 2012 the number of deaths worldwide due to NCDs was 38 million, accounting for 68% of total deaths, and that 80% of these deaths occur in low and middle income countries.
From the Andes, where we helped advance the food security of indigenous peoples, to Asia, where we helped make cities amenable to better transportation, recreation and job opportunities for the poor, HealthBridge has pioneered sustainable solutions to the persistent problems of marginalization and unchecked growth.
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Smoking cost Vietnam's economy $1.2 billion in 2011, or 0.97% of the country's gross domestic product, according to a new study led by HB Vietnam Country Director Pham Thi Hoang Anh.
HealthBridge Special Advisor Shoba John was quoted in the media - again - recently. This time the subject was graphic warnings on cigarette packages in India.
"Government needs to prioritise the nation's health over narrow commercial interests," the article, in the Business Standard online, quoted Shoba saying.
HealthBridge Special Advisor Shoba John was quoted in a recent article in The Canadian Press about smoking in movies.
Shoba, who is based in India, said that rules against smoking in Indian movies have been watered down, but still have some impact.