List of Countries

Uganda

Global Tobacco Index Score
31
Indicator 1 (I1): The industry's participation in policy development
4
Indicator 2 (I2): Tobacco industry-related corporate social responsibility activities
3
Indicator 3 (I3): Benefits given to the tobacco industry
1
Indicator 4 (I4): Unnecessary interaction between government and industry
3
Indicator 5 (I5): Measures for transparency
6
Indicator 6 (I6). Preventing conflicts of interest
2
Indicator 7 (I7). Measures that prevent industry influence
12

Uganda has been a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) since September 18, 2007. Uganda’s commitment to tobacco control and the legislative process was met with consistent opposition from the tobacco industry by tactics to undermine the Uganda Tobacco Control Bill. Recognizing that tobacco industry interference is the single greatest threat to national tobacco control efforts and that there is a fundamental and irreconcilable conflict between the tobacco industry’s interests and public health policy interests, the Government of Uganda devised measures to embed the letter and spirit of Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC in its national legislation and policy process. In 2015, the Parliament of Uganda passed a comprehensive, WHO FCTC-compliant Tobacco Control law with a whole Part in favour of Article 5.3.