Research Grants in Tobacco Control
Bangladesh bears a high burden of tobacco caused illnesses and it also produces tobacco. However, focus on tobacco control research and capacity building programs are not sufficient. Tobacco control research has historically not been a popular topic within the academic community in Bangladesh. Therefore, there is a dearth of facts and figures needed to develop or strengthen tobacco control policy interventions in Bangladesh. The overall objective of the research grant program is to increase research capacity especially of the young researchers and generate local evidence to support effective tobacco control measures in the country, and thus prevent death and disease from tobacco use.