Latin America session on national strategies and multisectoral coordinating mechanisms - Session 4

Latin America session on national strategies and multisectoral coordinating mechanisms - Session 4
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Latin America session on national strategies and multisectoral coordinating mechanisms - Session 4

Latin America Session

  • Day: Friday, 19 March 2021
  • Time: 10:00am EST, Washington DC [click here for your time zone]
  • Duration: 3 hours

This session will be subregional in scope and provide further information on the WHO FCTC Article 5 (sections 1 and 2), including a panorama of country efforts, specifically Bolivia and El Salvador, challenges faced, and tools for developing country plans.

Simultaneous interpretation (English, Portuguese and Spanish) will be provided.

 

Welcome video for Latin America sessions

 

 

 

Country experiences

Bolivia

El Salvador

Presentations and documents from the session

Agenda for Session 4

10:00 - 10:15 Welcome (Ms. Rosa Sandoval, Unit Chief a.i., RFN/NMH, PAHO)

  • Opening remarks
    • Mr. Andrew Black, Secretariat of the WHO FCTC
    • Dr. Reina Roa, COP Bureau AMRO Representative 
  • Objectives of the session
    • Ms. Rosa Sandoval, Unit Chief a.i., RFN/NMH, PAHO

10:15 - 10:20 Pop-up quiz, PAHO

10:20 - 10:40 Developing national strategies and plans and establishing a national multisectoral coordinating mechanism

  • Toolkit for Parties to implement article 5.1 of WHO FCTC
  • Toolkit for Parties to implement article 5.2(a) of WHO FCTC
    • Ms. Emily Roberts, UNDP 

10:40 - 11:40 Panel: Country experiences

  • Format: Pre-recorded videos by the panelists lasting 5 minutes will be presented, then they will be available for a 30-minute live panel
  • Moderators: Dr. Enrique Gil, NMH Advisor, PAHO - SAM and Dr. Luis Francisco Sánchez, Health Determinants Advisor, PAHO - CAM 
  • Bolivia: Including provisions on the WHO FCTC article 5.1 and 5.2 in the law No. 1280 on prevention an control of the consumption of tobacco products, articles 8, 20 and 26 
  • El Salvador: Other health-related national mechanisms as reference for developing the national coordinating mechanism on tobacco control 
  • Final thoughts (5 minutes): Dr. Eduardo Bianco, Framework Convention Alliance Regional Coordinator for the Americas (TBC)

11:40 - 11:45 Break

11:45 - 12:05 Overview of countries’ efforts in developing national strategies and plans and establishing multisectorial coordinating mechanisms on tobacco control (WHO FCTC 5.1 and 5.2)

  • Subregional panorama
    • Ms. Rosa Sandoval, Unit Chief a.i., RFN/NMH
    • Ms. Diana Ceron, Tobacco Control Consultant, PAHO 

12:05 - 12:35 Working groups

  • Establishing a National Coordinating Mechanism, based in the Toolkit for Parties to implement article 5.2(a) of the WHO FCTC
  • Developing and adopting a Biannual Multisectoral Plan or Strategy, based on the Strategy and Plan of Action to Strengthen Tobacco Control in the Region of the Americas 2018-2022
    • Ms. Emily Roberts, UNDP (TBC)
    • Ms. Diana Ceron, Tobacco Control Consultant, PAHO

12:35 - 12:40 Pop-up quiz, PAHO

12:40 - 12:50 Update on World No Tobacco Day, 2021

12:50 - 13:00 Conclusions and next steps

  • Ms. Rosa Sandoval, Unit Chief a.i., RFN/NMH, PAHO 
  • Ms. Diana Ceron, Tobacco Control Consultant, PAHO 

 

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