The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme (THRSP) is run by UK-based public health agency Knowledge•Action•Change (K•A•C) with some support via funding from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. It has helped develop the careers of 98 Scholars from 40 countries across six continents, and is currently looking for its sixth cohort of Scholars.

Applications close on the 30th of November and successful candidates will receive a 12-month mentoring programme to undertake a THR-related project of their own design, plus $10k in financial support. On completion of the Scholarship, graduates of the THRSP can potentially have access to up to a further three years of funded support from K•A•C.

The THRSP aims to increase research and and encourage the practice of tobacco harm reduction strategies in target locations. The programme aims to achieve its goals in a number of ways, such as encouraging applicants to devise a project that will improve understanding of, or communication of tobacco harm reduction appropriate for their country, region or personal area of expertise.

New GSTHR report on tobacco harm reduction

Meanwhile, recent GSTHR report titled “Tobacco Harm Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa,” argues that with such a high number of smoking-related deaths each year in Sub-Saharan Africa, there is an urgent need for the region to embrace tobacco harm reduction, according to UK-based public health agency Knowledge•Action•Change (K•A•C).

Authored by Chimwemwe Ngoma, the founder of THR Malawi, the new KAC paper investigates the current status of tobacco harm reduction in the 48 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. It argues that tobacco harm reduction could generate significant public health gains in the region particularly especially given that the WHO has estimated that the number of tobacco users is set to increase to 62 million by 2025.

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