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Introduction to Global Bridges -- Richard D. Hurt, M.D.


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Presentation by Richard D. Hurt, M.D., chair of Global Bridges and founding director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, at the Global Bridges Preconference at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health in Singapore.

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Introduction to Global Bridges -- Richard D. Hurt, M.D.

  1. 1. Tobacco Is a Risk Factor for 6 of the World’s 8 Leading Causes of Death Hatched areas indicate proportions of deaths related to tobacco use.
  2. 2. Tobacco Use: An Escalating Epidemic 8By 2030: 10 7•Leading cause of death millions of deaths 6•10 million annual deaths 5due to tobacco•70% of those deaths will 4 4.9occur in developing 3countries 2 1 0 2000 2030 Developed Countries Developing Countries
  3. 3. Treatment to Reduce Death & DiseaseCumulative deaths from tobacco (millions) 520 500 Trend 400 300 220 200 100 70 0 1950 1975 2000 2025 2050 YearSource: Peto et al
  4. 4. Cumulative deaths from tobacco (millions) Impact of prevention 520 500 500 Trend If smoking uptake 400 halves by 2020 300 220 200 100 70 0 1950 1975 2000 2025 2050 YearSource: Peto et al
  5. 5. Cumulative deaths from tobacco (millions) Impact of Treatment 520 500 500 Trend If smoking 400 uptake halves by 2020 300 halves by 2020 340 220 If adult smoking 200 halves by 2020 190 100 70 0 1950 1975 2000 2025 2050 YearSource: Peto et al
  6. 6. Offer help to quit . ©2012 MFMER | 3178887-7
  7. 7. Global Bridges MissionCreate and mobilize a global network of healthcare providers andorganizations dedicated to advancing effective tobacco dependence treatment and advocating for effective tobacco control policy.
  8. 8. Global Bridges Objectives Build a network Create opportunities to share treatment and advocacy expertise among network members within and across regions Provide training State-of-the-art, evidence-based training in tobacco dependence treatment and advocacy Article 14 implementation Facilitate the implementation of FCTC Article 14 in every nation Sustain the mission Ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the initiative
  9. 9. Global Bridges Regional Partners Latin America Region Gustavo Zabert, MD – Regional Director Middle East Region Feras Hawari, MD – Regional Director Africa Region Lekan Ayo-Yusuf, BDS, MPH, PhD – Regional Director 1
  10. 10. Key Accomplishments – 18 months  Quickly established 3 Regional partnerships & have begin work in additional regions  Trained over 600 HCPs from 26 countries Over 6,800 person-hours of training Impacting 24,000 tobacco-dependent patients   Collaborated with state, regional and/or national governments to train HCPs in accordance with A14  140% growth in membership database 1
  11. 11. Global Bridges Training SessionsWhenApril Where 2011 Puebla, Mexico Sponsor Sociedad Mexicana de Neumologia y Cirugia de Torax Trainees 70April Amman, Jordan King Hussein Cancer Center 15May Neuquen, Argentina Sociedad Norpategonica de Nefrologia 15June Amman, Jordan Jordan University of Science and Technology 31July Asuncion, Paraguay Sociedad Paraguaya de Neumologia 85August Ibadan, Nigeria Global Bridges 25August Pretoria, South Africa Global Bridges 29August Cordoba, Argentina Asociacion Argentina de Tabacologia 62August Parana, Argentina Programa de Prevencion Enfermedades Cronicas de Entre Rios 39September San Jose, Costa Rica IV Congreso Nacional de Cardiologia 43September Lagos, Nigeria Global Bridges 29October Lima, Peru 3er Congreso Regional de Tabaco O Salud 55October Ecuador Cooperation with Argentina MoH to train officials 40October Lusaka, Zambia University of Zambia 22November South Africa Public Health Association of South Africa 37November Kinshasa, DRC Global Bridges 33December Tunisia Ministry of Health in Tunisia and Global Bridges 24 TOTAL TRAINEES 654 1
  12. 12. Global BridgesPartners/Memberships 1
  13. 13. Themes for 2012 Define a Global “Core” CURRICULUM including follow-up and evaluation Broaden REACH within each Region COMMUNICATE accomplishments and opportunities Identify and pursue additional FUNDING 1
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