The Knowledge Hub on Surveillance attended the COP 8 lunch seminar at the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties organized in Geneva 1.-6.10.2018.
The theme of the side-event on 4 October was the exchange of experiences among the Parties on progressive progress in compliance with Article 20 of the FCTC, research, monitoring and information exchange, in the context of scientific technical cooperation and communication.
The side-event was co-organized by Panama, Brazil and El Salvador.
The lunch session featured five presentations by the following speakers:
Fátima Marinho (Brazil): Surveillace System for Non communicable Diseases: A Focus on Smoking.
Alejandra Sarmiento (El Salvador): Progress in the implementation of FCTC Article 20
Norma Astudillo (Panama): Surveillance system for Tobacco control in accordance with the FCTC Art 20
Hanna Ollila (WHO FCTC Secretariat Knowledge Hub on Surveillance): Supporting the implementation of Article 20
Jeffrey Drope (American Cancer Society): Presenting The Tobacco Atlas 6th Edition