Tigray Regional Health Bureau wins 2017 World No Tobacco Day Award

Tigray Regional Health Bureau wins 2017 World No Tobacco Day Award
Every year, WHO recognizes individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control.

World No Tobacco Day 2017 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.
WHO Director-General Special awards

His Excellency Mr Jagat Prakash Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Republic of India
Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs of the Republic of the Gambia

African Region awardees

Tigray Regional Health Bureau, Tigray National Regional State, Federal Democracti Republic of Ethiopia
Mrs Olivia Agyekumwaa Boateng, Republic of Ghana
Dr Ravelojoeliandriambeloaritafika Aurélien, Directeur de l’Office National de Lutte Antitabac, Republic of Madagascar
National Assembly of the Republic of the Gambia
Dr Elel Boulou Epse Ndembiyembe Flore, Republic of Cameroon

Region of the Americas awardees

Ministerio de Hacienda y Crédito Público; Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social; Veeduría Ciudadana para el Control del Tabaco, Colombia
Servicio de Rentas Internas, SRI, Ecuador
Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas, Peru

Eastern Mediterranean Region awardees

Dr Ahmad Mohamed Al Mulla, State of Qatar
Dr Bashir Sarwari, Afghanistan
The Secretariat General for Taxation, Ministry of Finance, Sultanate of Oman

European Region awardees

Mrs Milojka Kolar Celarc, Minister of Health, Republic of Slovenia
Department of Health, Ireland
Dr Lenka Teska Arnoštová, Deputy Minister of Health, Czech Republic
Dr Srmena Krstev, President of National Tobacco Control Committee, Republic of Serbia
Unfairtobacco, Germany
National Healthy Lifestyle Center, Kazakhstan

South-East Asia Region awardees

Dr Supreda Adulyanon, Chief Executive Officer, Thai Health Promotion Foundation, Kingdom of Thailand
His Excellency Mr Tandin Wangchuk, Minister of Health and the Chairperson of the Buthan Narcotic Control Authority, Kingdom of Bhutan
National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Mr Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Member of Parliament, People’s Republic of Bangladesh
His Excellency Mr Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim, Honourable Minister of Health, Republic of Maldives

Western Pacific Region awardees

Her Excellency Dr Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial, Secretary of Health, Department of Health, Republic of the Philippines
Ministry of Health, Vanuatu
Mr Jonathan Liberman, Director, McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer, Australia
Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, People’s Republic of China
Dr Tadao Shimao, Honorary Consultant, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association, Japan
Department of Health, Tokelau

Source: who.int

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