Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC)
The Global Centre for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC) of the School of Global Studies at the Thammasat University is a global resource hub on tobacco industry interference that is providing relevant strategies and tools to 181 Parties of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control through the WHO FCTC Secretariat’s Knowledge Hub on Article 5.3 . It is a joint initiative of the Thammasat University’s School of Global Studies and South-East Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) to solve the single greatest obstacle to tobacco control implementation—tobacco industry interference.
Bloomberg Philanthropy STOP
Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP) is a global tobacco industry watchdog whose mission is to expose the tobacco industry strategies and tactics that undermine public health. STOP is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and its promise of global industry monitoring was well-received by the tobacco control community which broadly sees a need for a dedicated actor in this area.
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) is a multi-sectoral alliance established to support ASEAN countries in developing and putting in place effective tobacco control policies. It responds to the grave need to fast track tobacco control policies in Southeast Asia.
Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth), an autonomous state agency, acts as an innovative enabler with the mission to inspire, motivate, coordinate, and empower individuals and organizations in all sectors for the enhancement of health promotion capability as well as public policy.
Thammasat’s School of Global Studies
The School of Global Studies is a new and innovative academic initiative within Thammasat University and a front runner in global health and social innovation within Thailand, Southeast Asia and beyond with a track record of excellent research on determinants of the public’s health, student centered teaching, and academic service relevant to community needs.
WHO FCTC Secretariat
The World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is the world’s first public health treaty negotiated under the WHO constitutional framework and is currently legally binding in 180 countries and the European Union. The Convention aims to protect present and future generations from the devastating health, economic, social, and environmental impact of tobacco and requires implementation of a comprehensive set of supply and demand reduction measures to this effect
The Union is a global scientific organisation with the mission to improve health among people living in poverty. For close to 100 years, The Union has been a leader in the fight against some of the world’s biggest killers, including tuberculosis, lung diseases and tobacco use. Since 2007, The Union has co-led the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use grants programme, working with partners in low- and middle-income countries to support implementation of evidence-based policy change.
University of Bath
The Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) at the University of Bath (UK) is an internationally renowned team of academics and professionals led by Professor Anna Gilmore. Recognized globally for its work on the tobacco industry, it is at the forefront of the emerging field of commercial determinants of health and home to TobaccoTactics. Drawn from many disciplines, the team researches and analyses tobacco-industry behavior using diverse methodologies, from big data to investigative research. The impact of the team’s work has been recognized globally with awards including the Public Health Advocacy Institute Award and the WHO World No Tobacco Day Award.
Vital Strategies is a global health organization that believes every person should be protected by a strong public health system. We work with governments and civil society in 73 countries to design and implement evidence-based strategies that tackle their most pressing public health problems. Our goal is to see governments adopt promising interventions at scale as rapidly as possible.