Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

World No Tobacco Day 2014 awards - the winners

Every year, WHO recognizes individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. This recognition takes the form of WHO Director-General Special Recognition Awards, World No Tobacco Day Awards, and in 2014, two WHO Director-General's Special Recognition Certificates.

WHO Director-General Special awards

  • Ministry of Health of Panama
  • The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA), Philippines

WHO Director-General's Special Recognition certificates

  • Dr Nafsiah Mboi, Minister of Health, Republic of Indonesia
  • His Excellency Dr Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, President of Turkmenistan

African Region awardees

  • Dr Kangoye Larba Théodore, Burkina Faso
  • The House of Peoples Parliament, Federal Democratic Republi of Ethiopia
  • Ms Dorcas Jepsongol Kiptui, Republic of Kenya
  • Mr Badarou Agaly Maiga, Republic of Mali
  • Professor Abdoulaye Diagne, Republic of Senegal
  • Mr Vuyile Dlamini, Kingdom of Swaziland

Region of the Americas awardees

  • Mr Rob Cunningham, Canada
  • Professor Prabhat Jha, Canada
  • Ministry of Health, Republic of Costa Rica
  • Professor Frank Chaloupka, United States of America
  • Professor Kenneth Warner, United States of America

Eastern Mediterranean Region awardees

  • Dr Miriam Abdel Rahim Genahy, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Dr Maha El Kawary, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Tobacco Control Group, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Dr Kazem Naddafi, the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Dr Jamil Kasrine El Halabi, the Lebanese Republic
  • His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, United Arab Emirates

European Region awardees

  • Dr Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health, Belgium, European Commission
  • Dr James Reilly, Minister of Health, Republic of Ireland
  • Dr Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis, Ministry of Health, Republic of Lithuania
  • His Excellency the Prime Minister Iurie Leanca, Prime Minister of Moldova
  • Ms Alisa Margaret Rutter, Director of FRESH/Smokefree North East, United of Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

South-East Asia Region awardees

  • National Professor Brigadier (Retired) Abdul Malik, President, National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh and Chairman, United Forum Against Tobacco (UFAT), People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • Mr Mahesh Zagade, Comissioner, Food and Drug Administration Maharashtra, State Government of Maharashtra, Republic of India
  • Department of Finance, State Government of Rajasthan, Republic of India
  • Mr Jyoti Baniya, Forum for Protection of Consumer Rights Nepal, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
  • Excise Department of Thailand, Ministry of Finance, Kingdom of Thailand

Western Pacific Region awardees

  • Professor Teh-wei Hu, People's Republic of China
  • Longde Wang, People's Republic of China
  • Honourable Tariana Turia, New Zealand
  • Republic of Palau National Government, Republic of Palau
  • Mr Siosifa Tuitupou Tu'utafaiva, Kingdom of Tonga
  • Lord/Mr Tu'i'afitu, Kingdom of Tonga