What is TQS?
Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS) is a component of the Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS), which was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other partners to assist countries in establishing tobacco control surveillance and monitoring programmes.
What is the TQS Integration Project?
The integration of TQS into the framework of on-going surveys in OIC Member States will serve as a mechanism to harmonize and standardize the monitoring of key tobacco control indicators regularly and promote sustainability and integration with other risk factors surveillance initiatives.
Up to now, 15 OIC member countries, namely Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Indonesia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan and Togo have affirmed their commitment to integrate TQS into their ongoing national surveys and also ensure the regular implementation and collection of the TQS data.
What is the objective?
The main aim of the project is to technically support the OIC Member Countries in their efforts to integrate the TQS into the on-going national surveys.