The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions is one of a handful of schools in the United States that includes health-related professions as an integral component of the public health educational and research system. The Office of Global Health Initiatives facilitated a collaboration between the School of Public Health and Health Professions and the Center for Tobacco Control in Africa regarding tobacco control in Uganda.
Africa is at an early stage of the tobacco epidemic, which is both a health and a development problem. The CTCA is based in Uganda with a mandate to support governments in African countries to build and sustain institutional capacity for tobacco control. The Office of Global Health Initiatives has facilitated collaborations between CTCA and faculty at the University at Buffalo.