Latin America session on tobacco industry interference - Session 5

Latin America session on tobacco industry interference - Session 5
Latin America session on tobacco industry interference - Session 3

Latin America Session

  • Day: Tuesday, 23 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 Uruguay, Chile, Uruguay and Panama, 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






Agenda for Session 5

10:00 - 10:15 Welcome

  • Objectives of the session
    • Dr. Francisco Armada, Tobacco Control Advisor, PAHO 

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

10:20 - 10:45 Tobacco industry interference

  • Tobacco industry interference tactics at the global and regional level
    • Video by the WHO FCTC Secretariat’s Knowledge Hub for Article 5.3 
  • Tobacco industry interference tactics in the Latin American countries
    • Mr. Daniel Dorado, Director of Policy Organizing, Latin America & International, Corporate Accountability
    • Ms. Laura Salgado, Global Campaign Coordinator, Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco  Control (GGTC), a partner in STOP, a global tobacco industry watchdog

10:45 - 11:45 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 
  • Ecuador: MOH leadership in revoking agreement between the tobacco industry and the national customs agency
  • Chile: Opportunities to progress towards implementation of WHO FCTC article 5.3 
  • Uruguay and Panama: Experience on litigation
  • Final thoughts (5 minutes): Ms. Patricia Sosa, Regional Advocacy Director, CTFK (TBC)

11:45 - 11:50 Break

11:50 - 12:05 Overview of countries’ efforts in strengthening of capacity in terms of public health policies to counter the tobacco industry interference (WHO FCTC art. 5.3)

  • Subregional panorama
    • Dr. Francisco Armada, Tobacco Control Advisor
    • Mr. Daniel Lopez, Tobacco Control Consultant, PAHO  

12:05 - 12:30 Working groups

  • Drafting a protocol for managing conflict of interest and interactions with the tobacco industry
    • Mr. Daniel Lopez, Tobacco Control Consultant, PAHO
    • Ms. Debby Sy and Ms. Laura Salgado, WHO FCTC Secretariat’s Knowledge Hub for Article 5.3 

12:30 - 12:40 Q&A, PAHO

12:40 - 12:45 Pop-up quiz, PAHO

12:45 - 13:00 Conclusions and end of the meeting

  • Dr. Francisco Armada, Tobacco Control Advisor, PAHO
  • Ms. Rosa Sandoval, Unit Chief a.i., RFN/NMH, PAHO 
  • Mr. Daniel Lopez, Tobacco Control Consultant, PAHO 
  • Ms. Diana Ceron, Tobacco Control Consultant, PAHO 


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