SESRIC and National Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) of Republic of Mali signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to facilitate collaboration and cooperation between both institutions within the framework of the project titled “Integration of Tobacco Questions for Surveys of Youth (TQS-Youth) into the National Surveys in Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member Countries”. The MoA was signed by HE. Mr. Nebil DABUR, Director General of SESRIC and HE. Dr. Arouna SOUGANE, Director General of INSTAT of Republic of Mali on 8 July 2021.
During the implementation period, INSTAT of Mali will integrate the TQS-Youth into its Modular Permanent Household Survey (EMOP) with a view to maintain consistency and comparability in monitoring tobacco use among youth globally and keep-up with the ever-changing tobacco control landscape. TQS-Youth also serves as a mechanism to improve survey comparability over time and harmonize them with international tobacco surveillance and monitoring activities focusing on the youth.
For more information on TQS Integration Project, please visit: http://www.oicstatcom.org/tqs.php