The Knowledge Hub on Surveillance participated the COP 8 lunch seminar at the eighth session of the eight Conference of the Parties organized in Geneva 1.-6.10.2018.
A side-event to discuss Article 20 of the WHO FCTC was organised on 4 October. The theme of the side-event was the exchange of experiences among the Parties on progress regarding Article 20. The focus was on sharing experiences on 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