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.