WHY is Health Promotion Fund so important?

  • Limited budgets for health promotion and tobacco control, particularly in low- and middle-income countries
  • To diminish health, social and economic costs from non-communicable diseases
  • Securing long-term investment for improving health
  • To supplement health insurance or universal health care policy
  • Funding a range of health-related initiatives
  • Making the Polluter Pays
  • Other alternatives sustainable funding sources
  • International obligations: WHO FCTC/UN Declaration


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