Date and Time
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
5:45 pm Cocktail Reception
6:30 pm Ceremony Promptly Begins
Auditorium 1 at the Cape Town International Convention Center (CTICC)
2018 Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards for Global Tobacco Control
WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases Michael R. Bloomberg and Bloomberg Philanthropies welcome all registered conference attendees to attend the fourth Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards for Global Tobacco Control. Part of the World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Cape Town, the Awards were created to recognize governments and non-governmental organizations demonstrating excellent progress or achievement in the implementation of MPOWER measures in low-and middle-income countries. MPOWER, established by the World Health Organization and consistent with the WHO FCTC, describes six of the most effective tobacco control measures: Monitoring the epidemic and prevention policies; Protecting people from second-hand smoke; Offering help to people who want to quit; Warning about the dangers of tobacco; Enforcing bans on advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and Raising taxes and prices. A panel of global tobacco control experts will select the awardees.
About Bloomberg Philanthropies
Bloomberg Philanthropies works in over 120 countries around the world to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: Arts, Education, Environment, Government Innovation, and Public Health. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable activities, including his foundation and his personal giving. In 2017, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed $702 million. For more information, please visit www.bloomberg.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter.