Sunday, July 20, 2008

Welcome to the 2008 Global Tobacco Control Leadership Program Blog!!

As part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s global initiative to reduce tobacco use the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is hosting its 3rd Annual Global Tobacco Control Leadership Program from July 21, 2008 to August 1, 2008. This year 70 tobacco control professionals from countries around the world are coming to Baltimore, Maryland to attend a comprehensive two-week leadership program focused on building global tobacco control capacity.

This year the program sessions will focus on a myriad of tobacco topics including: policy development; advocacy; communications; intervention planning; implementation and evaluation; and management and leadership. Faculty for the program will be comprised of internationally renowned experts in tobacco control policy, communications, research, advocacy, and surveillance. Participants represent country staff from the World Health Organization, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, and the Union for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, as well as Bloomberg Initiative grantees and other identified tobacco control professionals.

This blog has been developed to help participants stay up to date on what is happening during the 2008 Leadership Institute!

The 2008 Leadership Institute Blog is an online space where you can find:

  • summaries from presentations and events,
  • reflections from colleagues, and
  • areas to comment on your experiences

2 comments:

philippe said...

Hello, I just discovered the blog.
Is it possible to get a list of the participants?
Did you record the presentations?
If yes, would you consider podcasting them?
You could also use the audio-archives managed by Globalink.
Philippe Boucher
http://www.philippe-boucher.com

Niki said...

Attention, Sergey !!!

Hi Sergey.

You have done a video recording of most of the sessions of the 2008 Global Tobacco Control Leadership Program.

Could you please post them here on the blog?? Your efforts would be much appreciated !!

Have a good day and stay in touch !

Dr. Niki Shrestha
JPP-Tobacco Free Initiative
WHO SEARO
New Delhi
email: shresthani@searo.who.int