Call for nomination for ‘Tobacco Control Award 2019’
National Anti-Tobacco Platform (NATP), an alliance of anti-tobacco organizations, is inviting nominations for ‘Tobacco Control Award 2019’.
The Award will be given in three categories:
- Research/Publication in the field of tobacco control
In the third category, nominations can be submitted both by individuals or organizations.
Individuals or organizations, with luminous past records of working in anti-tobacco campaigns, can either nominate themselves or have other individuals or organizations to do it for them. The nominee must have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the policies and measures contained in the Tobacco Control Law in Bangladesh as well as the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and its guidelines.
The ‘Tobacco Control Award’ was launched last year and the award was given in two categories – Organization, and Publication/Research. Dhaka Ahsania Mission received the award in ‘Organization’ category and Dr M Mostafa Zaman in ‘Publication/Research’ category.
Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), a partner of the network plays an integral role in achieving the goal of making Bangladesh tobacco-free. Renowned economist and Chairman of PKSF Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad is currently serving as the convener of the platform while Dr Mahfuzur Rahman Bhuiyan, Project Manager, RESOLVE To Save Lives, Hypertension Control Program, National Heart Foundation Hospital & Research Institute, is acting as the coordinator.