Cambodia: Dissemination workshop on National Adult Tobacco Survey of 2011

Last Friday, May 20, 2011, a Dissemination workshop on National Adult Tobacco Survey of Cambodia 2011 (NATSC, 2011), was held in Phnom Penh.  The workshop was organized by the Cambodia National Institute of Statistics and was supported by the WHO Cambodia, in collaboration with SEATCA and Loma Linda University.

Opening the activity was Cambodia WHO Representative Dr. Pieter van Maaren.  No less than Her Excellency Dr. Mam Bun Heng, Minister of Health, and SEATCA Director. Ms Bungon Ritthiphakdee, Mr. Um Seiha, members of the IMC and FCTC secretariat, NCHP, CMH and ADRA led discussions on the findings and policy implications of the survey, after it was presented by the Institute.

The discussions were very fruitful, and the guests actively participated in the open forum.  There were also strategic recommendations to move tobacco control policies forward.

Dr. Pramil N. Singh, of the Loma Linda University presented the background and scientific findings of the NATSC 2011 and TCLT 2006 and gave additional following policy recommendations.

There were over sixty participants, coming from the other government agencies, NGOs and international agencies.

(with reports from Ms. Yeou Phallin)

For more information on the survey results and recommendations, email phallin@seatca.org or joy@seatca.org