Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Expanding the network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Tobacco Control and strengthening collaboration

Participants at the Heidelberg Meeting
Participants at the Heidelberg Meeting
  • TFI plans to organize a meeting of current and potential collaborating centres every two years.
  • The first such meeting with WHO collaborating centres for tobacco control was held from 13-15 September 2004 at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Tobacco Control, Unit Cancer Prevention, German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Germany. The meeting was funded by the German Government. A summary of the report is available here. Further details about the outcomes can be obtained from TFI upon request tfi@who.int.
  • TFI aims to further expand its network of WHO collaborating centres in particular with institutes in the regions of Africa, Eastern Mediterranean and Southeast Asia.

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