UN Announces Tobacco Control in Developing States
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced Thursday a new $17 million program for tobacco control research in developing countries, reported the official Saudi News Agency (SPA).
The international tobacco health research and capacity building program, cosponsored by WHO and the United States National Institutes for Health, will support research on tobacco consumption and related health risks in developing countries over the next five years. Besides providing a better understanding of the tobacco burden, the program will build up the institutional and personnel capacity of developing countries in tackling what WHO. calls the “tobacco epidemic,” said the agency – Albawaba.com