The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on establishment of a Knowledge Hub at the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was signed by the WHOP FCTC Secretariat and the THL in December 2013.

The Memorandum of Understanding sets out the THL as a Knowledge Hub in areas of THL’s expertise in relation to the Convention, and in particular in respect of promoting epidemiological surveillance and health-in-all-policies approach to support the implementation of the Convention internationally, and with emphasis to the needs of developing country Parties and Parties with economies in transition.