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Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) is a non-governmental organization registered in Thailand. It was established in 2001 to save lives from the tobacco epidemic by supporting the ten ASEAN member states to develop, establish, and enforce evidence-based tobacco control policies. Since then, it has continued to grow in tobacco control expertise and global influence.

Our work is informed by the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), a global health treaty that sets standards to regulate the production, distribution, demand, advertisement, and use of tobacco. We provide technical/policy guidance to governments and advocates, lead advocacy, and coordinate knowledge sharing among countries.

SEATCA has twice received the WHO World No Tobacco Day Award and is an accredited NGO Observer to the WHO FCTC Conference of Parties.

Organisation Representative

Endorsers that Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) partner with

United States

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

On-going/Past projects

Tobacco Control Policy in Southeast Asia

By Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)

To support ASEAN governments and civil society organizations to effectively implement tobacco control policies and to counter tobacco industry interference in policy making and enforcement.

Governance, Health