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Dongbo Fu, MD

Technical Officer for Tobacco Cessation, World Health Organization Tobacco-Free Initiative

Dr Dongbo Fu is a Technical Officer for tobacco cessation in the National Capacity Building Unit, Department for Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases (formerly Department of Tobacco Free Initiative) at World Health Organization (WHO). Dr Fu began his work with WHO in 2006, where he first worked as a Project Coordinator for WHO’s Ageing and Life Course Programme prior to his current position.

Dr Fu has over 10 years international and country-level experience in tobacco cessation and treatment of tobacco dependence. He is WHO’s principal focal point for supporting WHO Member States to establish and strengthen their national tobacco cessation and treatment systems as part of comprehensive tobacco control strategy and part of a comprehensive package of essential services for prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). He has coordinated the development of a series of WHO technical tools for integrating brief tobacco interventions into primary care services and for developing and improving national toll-free tobacco quit line services. He also provides direct technical support to WHO Member States through regional and country-level training workshops to scale up their tobacco cessation services.

Previous Sessions

Monday, May 23, 2016

National Treatment Guidelines Development and Implementation

The session addresses FCTC Article 14 implementation, especially in regard to national tobacco dependence treatment guidelines. The presenters, all of whom have been involved in the guideline development process, consider the history, challenges, and successes of developing national guidelines and make specific suggestions for accelerating this process.

Monday, May 23, 2016

International Quitlines

Five years ago, the International Quitline Institute (IQI), in partnership with WHO and the CDC Foundation, convened its inaugural 5-day training for the development and improvement of quitlines around the world. This presentation shares successes and lessons learned from subsequent trainings and workshops held across four continents, along with challenges in evaluating the project's impact on reach and effectiveness of tobacco dependence treatment in low- and middle-income countries.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Town Hall: Overcoming Challenges and Barriers

A highly interactive session to identify, discuss and debate major learnings from the Summit. Audience input through response system and discussion are focused to identify strategic needs for promoting tobacco dependence treatment efforts in every WHO region.