31May, 2019

World No Tobacco Day

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Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form.

The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2019 is on "tobacco and lung health." The campaign will increase awareness on: the negative impact that tobacco has on people’s lung health, from cancer to chronic respiratory disease and the fundamental role lungs play for the health and well-being of all people. The campaign also serves as a call to action, advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption and engaging stakeholders across multiple sectors in the fight for tobacco control.

03May, 2019

11th Annual UB Health Fair & Walk

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This is an annual event where UB Environmental Health students work with staff and other key stakeholders to create awareness on issues of public health concern. This year, the aim is to alert the public on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and health, hence the the "Confronting today's health challenges through SDGs #walkingthetalk" The Fair will start with a 15KM walk from the University of Botswana at 0530hrs to Main mall where all the activities will take place. 
There will be several organizations providing their services to members of the public free of charge. The services include; blood pressure checks, blood sugar tests, breast cancer screening and many more.

 

03May, 2019

11th Annual UB Health Fair & Walk

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This is an annual event where UB Environmental Health students work with staff and other key stakeholders to create awareness on issues of public health concern. This year, the aim is to alert the public on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and health, hence the the "Confronting today's health challenges through SDGs #walkingthetalk" The Fair will start with a 15KM walk from the University of Botswana at 0530hrs to Main mall where all the activities will take place. 
There will be several organizations providing their services to members of the public free of charge. The services include; blood pressure checks, blood sugar tests, breast cancer screening and many more.

04Feb, 2019

World Cancer Day 2019

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The Cancer Association of Botswana (CAB) commemorates World Cancer Day (WCD) yearly on the 4th February. CAB hosts the WCD commemoration in collaboration with various stakeholders involved in the cancer treatment, care & support and advocacy.

02Feb, 2019

Cycle for Cancer. Kgatleng Cycling Day.

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This is an awareness event hosted by Joy Foundation in preparation for the World Cancer Day Commemoration. The proceeds from registration will be used to purchase bicycles to be donated to youth cancer survivors.

15Oct, 2018

University of Botswana - Health and Wellness Week 2018

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The University of Botswana Health and Wellness Centre was established to promote healthy lifestyles among students and staff members by contributing positively to their health outcomes.

This is achieved partly through conducting awareness activities such as the annual UB Health and Wellness week which offers the University community an opportunity to seek counselling on various health issues and screen for common diseases. This year, our Health and Wellness Week will be held from the 15th October to 19th 2018 from 0900hrs at UB Main Campus, Block 139 (Student Centre) Foyer under the theme ''A healthy generation begins with me''. This will be a week-long event with a variety of activities taking place: dental screening, HIV testing, blood donation, screening of common NCDs and stall display among others.

Anti-Tobacco Network will be participating in the Wellness week on the 18th October 2018.

01Oct, 2018

Eighth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8)

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The Eighth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is less than three months away. Taking place in Geneva from 1 to 6 October, it will focus on topics such as the shaping of a medium-term strategic framework, which will determine the actions to be taken by the Parties over the next five years, and the advances and challenges revealed in the Global Progress Report on Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

07Mar, 2018

17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health

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Uniting the World for a Tobacco-Free Generation

04Oct, 2017

Tobacco Industry Surveillance Training

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ATN Team is at Cresta Thapama Hotel,City of Francistown facilitating a training seminar on the surveillance of Tobacco Industry activities in Botswana. This week's training is targeting stakeholders from the districts to the north, north east and north west (North East District, North West District, Central District and Chobe District). 

11Jul, 2017

National Tobacco Control Conference

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Tobacco, a silent looming epidemic - Act Now

31May, 2017

World Tobacco Day 2017

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Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is "Tobacco – a threat to development."

08Dec, 2019

World No Tobacco Day 2018

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As it is the norm, on  May 31st 2018 Botswana joined the rest of the world in commemorating the annual World No Tobacco Day. The commeoration was held under the theme "Tobacco and Heart Disease" at Chedu Choga grounds in Francistown.

In her keynote address, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness Ms Ruth Maphorisa highlighted that tobacco use in Botswana is at an alarming rate, adding that Botswana citizens use tobacco the most when compared with other highly populated African countries such as Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya.