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Yesterday at the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health, Eduardo Bianco from the Framework Convention Alliance presented the World Heart Federation’s CVD Roadmap on Tobacco Control.
The CVD Roadmap is a tool for prioritizing actions for reducing prevalence of tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure by implementing the global tobacco control treaty (WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control).
Four panel discussions took place at the seesion, during which representatives of the WHO, along with government and civil society leaders, discussed each of the main roadblocks (or barriers) for comprehensive implementation of the treaty in Latin America, and strategies for addressing them. Some of the key points from these panel discussions are highlighted below:
Financial panel discussion key points
Technical panel discussion key points
Intersectoral coordination key points
Political will key points
Dr Bianco then went on to outline the Framework Convention Alliance Strategy, as follows:
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