Health equity

Supply vs. demand? The political economy of trade, tobacco farming and tobacco control in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tobacco use remains one of the major public health issues worldwide. The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is a binding international treaty with recommended actions member states should take to reduce tobacco consumption.

Challenges to implement the FCTC have been most striking in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with little prior history of tobacco control policies. Compounding these challenges are:

A fair go for all: Addressing social and health inequities in Australia and internationally

There is increasing concern among policy makers, civil society groups and the public about the widening differences in the social and health status of Australia’s most and least advantaged peoples. The lack of improvement in addressing these inequities reflects many political and policy challenges which occur throughout the policy process – how issues get onto the agenda, policy formulation, implementation and assessment.

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Updated:  12 February 2016/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet