Partners and Collaborators
The Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC) has received recognition for its work and achievements by being designated as a partner in the following initiatives.
BLOOMBERG INITIATIVE TO REDUCE TOBACCO USE
In 2006, philanthropist and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a $125 million initiative to reduce tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries. Two years later, Mayor Bloomberg committed another $250 million to the initiative, making this the largest-ever effort to fight tobacco in low- and middle-income countries. The initiative was renewed again in 2012, 2016 and 202.
IGTC at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is a key partner in the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, along with groups like the World Health Organization, the CDC Foundation, Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids, Vital Strategies and more.
IGTC contributes as the academic arm of the Bloomberg Initiative, conducting research, evaluation and capacity building to support the development, passage, implementation and enforcement of tobacco control policies and interventions.
WHO COLLABORATING CENTRE
In 2004, IGTC was named a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Tobacco Control Surveillance and Evaluation. In consultation with PAHO, WHO and WHO Member States, the Collaborating Centre provides technical support in relation to knowledge generation, synthesis and translation, evaluation and surveillance, and capacity building. The Institute’s work is aimed at supporting multi-country research studies, developing research and evaluation tools for assessing WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) progress and enhancing national surveillance systems.
As a Collaborating Centre, IGTC aims to facilitate the dissemination of best practices for tobacco control, strengthen national and local tobacco control research and technical capacities, and promote multi-sector, multi-disciplinary collaboration in establishing and implementing tobacco control policies consistent with the WHO FCTC.