Challenges of Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) - a case study of Ghana

2017-08-21T01:48:11Z (GMT) by EDITH KORYO WELLINGTON
The WHO FCTC is a critical component for the implementation of tobacco control legislation. Progress varies across countries and policy domains. This study identified and explored ‘Challenges of the Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control’ using Ghana as a case. A qualitative case study involving stakeholder identification, documentary analysis, focus group discussions, and in-depth interviews was used. The study sampled officials of government agencies, multi-lateral and bilateral partners, civil society organizations, and research institutions. The conceptual framework used combined components of two health policy frameworks. Tobacco control remains a significant issue lacking sufficient political will in LMIC.