This year the Open Society Institute, recognising the immense burden tobacco poses to democracies in transition of Central and Eastern Europe, decided to award fellows who could contribute to or strengthen tobacco control efforts in their countries. As member of the tobacco control fellows' group my project is aimed at reviewing and strengthening tobacco control policy development in Hungary.
project aims not only at reviewing past Hungarian tobacco control policies,
of changes of the tobacco control policy environment and at providing a
critical analysis of steps already taken, but also at outlining viable
tobacco policy alternatives for the future, in the light of recommendations
of the WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, adopted unanimously
by the World Health Assembly on May 21, 2003. By the date of conclusion
of the project -- March 2004 -- a policy paper on further tobacco control
initiatives will be elaborated and submitted to the relevant department
of the health ministry as well as to the parliamentary committee on health.
About my fellowship My institutional affiliations
CV (PDF, 148 kB)
Rapanui Advisory Ltd (Director)
My mentors Health 21 Hungarian Foundation (CEO)
Project plan Filter Online (Editor)
Page last updated: 20 May 2004