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Board Meetings 2006

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December 22, 2006. CTFA Board Meeting
The Coalition Board meeting took place at the American University of Armenia. Dr. Alexander Ter Hovakimyan (SAMSA) presented the media program conducted with support of the Center for Public Dialog and Development. Dr. Alexander Bazarchyan, MOH Tobacco Control Program Coordinator, presented the foreseen possibilities for governmental financial support to tobacco control projects in 2007. The plans for the upcoming Tobacco Control Policy Workshop were discussed.

December 1, 2006. CTFA Board Meeting
The Coalition Board meeting was hosted by the American University of Armenia. Dr. Sergey Sargsyan (Children`s Healthcare Association) presented the program on reduction of second hand exposure among children implemented with support from the Center for Public Dialog and Development.
A new suggestion for CTFA logotype presented by the “Armenian Public Health Union” was discussed before e-voting.
The Center for Public Dialog and Development (CPDD) announced the winners of the second round of competition for tobacco control grants from the state budget. Three CTFA member organizations (Armenian Public Health Association, Armenian Public Health Union and Open Medical Club) were among the winners.

October 27, 2006. CTFA Board Meeting
The Coalition Board meeting was hosted by American University of Armenia.
Drs. Marina Tshmarityan (Verelk) and Olga Vardanyan (ICHD) updated on their completed projects.
A new membership application from the “Analysis, Research and Planning for Armenia” (ARPA) NGO was introduced to the Board. The Board unanimously endorsed the application and welcomed Dr. Nazareth Seferian, the ARPA Executive Director, to the Board.
Results of the competition for the Coalition logo were presented to the Board members. Two out of 16 proposed logotypes were selected for the second phase of the competition.

September 8, 2006. CTFA Board Meeting
The Coalition Board had an open meeting at the American University of Armenia. The Board hosted Dr. Hana Ross, the OSI expert and the renown specialist on tobacco control economics. The other guests of the meeting were representatives of the grantees of the Center for Public Dialog and Development and Dr. Hagop Panossian, President of the ARPA Institute. The attendees of the 13 World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) presented their impressions and lessons learned from the conference. Paruyr Amirjanyan presented a brief outline of the ICHD research on tobacco control economics and its policy implications.

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June 9, 2006. CTFA Board Meeting
The Coalition Board hosted at the American University of Armenia Dr. Jonathan Samet, Director of the Institute for the Global Tobacco Control and the Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The problem of smoking in Armenia and achievements of the Armenian anti-tobacco movement were introduced to Dr. J. Samet.

May 5, 2006. CTFA Board Meeting
The Coalition Board regular meeting took place at the American University of Armenia. Ms. Zaruhi Darbinyan presented the results of “The Survey on Tobacco Advertising, Sale Promotion and Sponsorship” implemented by the Armenian Public Health Union with support from the Research International for Tobacco Control (RITC), Canada.

February 3, 2006. CTFA Board Meeting
The CTFA Coordinator reported on the Coalition activities through 2004-2005 [Arm] and answered the questions. The Board accepted the report. Suggestions for the candidacies for the Coordinator position and on the elections process were made.