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Celebrated on May 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) develops global campaigns centred on increasing awareness and understanding of health impacts to influence health outcomes.  According to the World Health Organization, "One in every 10 cigarettes, and many other tobacco products, consumed worldwide are illegal, making the illicit trade of tobacco products a major global concern from many perspectives, including health, legal, economic, governance and corruption. The tobacco industry and criminal groups are among those who profit from the illegal tobacco trade, leaving the public to pay the health and security costs."

Key facts:

  • Tobacco kills up to half of its users.
  • Tobacco kills nearly 6 million people each year. More than five million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while more than 600 000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. Unless urgent action is taken, the annual death toll could rise to more than eight million by 2030.
  • Nearly 80% of the world's one billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries.

FHF Programs

Fomukong Health Foundation Project H.E.A.L.

In many underserved and underdeveloped communities, the procurement and supply of medicines and medical products needs to be streamlined in order to reduce shortages.  Importantly, many of these populations need better and focused education to prevent these populations from developing chronic diseases in the first place.

Through its efforts, FHF, Inc. strives on empowering local communities to have more control over healthcare resources and helping to shift healthcare delivery from a ‘treat and cure’ model to a preventive care one. FHF needs to:

      • Create & distribute printable and electronic health fact sheets to community clinics and village elders
      • Distribute condoms
      • Propagating health fact sheets using email and social media networks

 

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