Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Malta consultation on effective collaboration between health and financial sectors for tobacco control

The Malta consultation, which took place in St. Julian, Malta on 7 and 8 September 2001 was hosted by the government of Malta and co-sponsored by WHO and the World Bank. The Malta consultation explored the means of effective collaboration between various government sectors in implementing tobacco-control programmes. More specifically, its objectives were to:

  • Consider mechanisms for stimulating the widest possible collaboration between Ministries of Health and Ministries of Finance for the development and implementation of effective national tobacco-control programmes;
  • Discuss the public health evidence base for an economic strategy for tobacco control;
  • Inform Ministries of Finance about the ongoing negotiations on the WHO FCTC, in order to compile the economic evidence base to support binding global provisions.

Full report and other links

Full report online: