Strengthening national capacity for tobacco control
The success of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) largely depends on preparing countries to ratify the treaty and to implement effective tobacco control measures.
Building and strengthening national capacity (political, managerial and technical) in countries is the key to a systematic multi-sectoral approach to tobacco control. This approach will ensure sustainable governmental and community action for comprehensive tobacco control efforts.
The expected outcome of building national capacity is a comprehensive and sustainable national strategy for multi-sectoral tobacco control programmes and policies.