May. 30, 2019

World No Tobacco Day 2019 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 Award and World No Tobacco Day Awards.
WHO Director-General Special award
His Excellency the Minister of Health Professor Kane Boubacar, Islamic Republic of Mauritania
His Excellency the Minister of Health Dr Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
African Region awardees
Dr Edumbadumba Egdula Pierre César, National Parliament, Democratic Republic of the Congo
The House of People’s Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, Republic of Mauritius
Dr Ana da Conceição dos Passos Mamede Graça, National Institute Against Drugs, Republic of Angola
Mr Peter Unekwu-Ojo Friday, Executive Director, Cedar Refuge Foundation, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Region of the Americas awardees
Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment of Antigua and Barbuda
Gerbert Marcelo Marqueli Canales, Fondo Solidario para la Salud, El Salvador
Dr Ana Maria Lorenzo Garcia, President of the Socidedad Uruguaya de Tabacologia, Eastern Republic of Uruguay
Seven Colombian scientific societies: Asociación Colombiana de Medicina Interna, Sociedad Colombiana de Medicina Familiar, Asociación Colombiana de Neumología y Cirugía de Tórax, Asociación Colombiana de Neumología Pediátrica, Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular, Asociación Colombiana de Patología, y la Asociación Colombiana de Hematología y Oncología, Colombia
Fundación Interamericana del Corazón, Argentina
Florida Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Youth Advisory Board, United States of America
Eastern Mediterranean Region awardees
All Ministers of Health and All Ministers of Finance, the Gulf Cooperation Council
Dr Behazad Valizadeh, Head of National Tobacco Control Secretariat, Islamic Republic of Iran
Tobacco control team in Abu-Dhabi, Department of Health Abu-Dhabi, Ministry of Health, United Arab Emirates
Professor Salim Daccache s.j., Rector of Saint-Joseph University of Beirut, the Lebanese Republic
Ministry of Finance, Arab Republic of Egypt
European Region awardees
Professor Dr Galina Sakharova, Chief Researcher, Central Research Institute for Organization and Informatization of Health Care, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Russian Federation
Dutch Alliance for a Smoke-Free Society, Kingdom of Netherlands
No Excuse Slovenia – Youth Network, Republic of Slovenia
Shira Kislev, Chief Executive Officer, Smoke-Free Israel – the national initiative to eradicate smoking, State of Israel
Smoke-Free Life Coalition, Republic of Bulgaria
Professor Emeritus of Public Health Science Hans Gilljam, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Kingdom of Sweden
South-East Asia Region awardees
Professor Raj Kumar, Director, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, New Delhi, India
Dr Sukhum Karnchanapimai, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Kingdom of Thailand
Dr Hasto Wardoyo, S.P.O, Regent of Kulonprogo District, Yogyakarta Province, Republic of Indonesia
Dr Bima Arya Sugiarto, Mayor of Bogor City, West Java Province, Republic of Indonesia
Department of Medical, Health and Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan, India
Western Pacific Region awardees
Xi’an Municipal People’s Government, People’s Republic of China
Department of Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Guam Non-Communicable Disease Consortium Tobacco Control Action Team, Guam
Ministry of Social Services, Government of Niue, Republic of Niue
Iloilo City Government, Republic of the Philippines