|Study Visit on ‘Global Adult Tobacco Survey and Turkish Health Survey’ in Turkey|
|Date :||18 November 2014||Venue :||Ankara Turkey|
SESRIC organised a study visit on ' ‘Global Adult Tobacco Survey and Turkish Health Survey ' in collaboration with the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) on 18 and 21 November 2014, in Ankara, Turkey with the participation of Mr. Hamid Baghirov, First Deputy Chairman, and Mr. Yashar Pasha, Head of Population Living Standards and Household Budget Survey Statistics Department, State Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, under the scope of a recent project initiated by SESRIC regarding the integration of TQS into ongoing national surveys in OIC Member States.
The delegation started the study visit by having a meeting with Mr. Birol Aydemir, President of TurkStat, and exchanged views in regard with the project. Besides, both institutions expressed their readiness for future collaboration activities. The delegation was briefed by the experts of TurkStat on the following items:
The TQS integration will serve as a mechanism to harmonize and standardize the monitoring of key tobacco control indicators and promote sustainability and integration with other risk factors surveillance initiatives.
For more information on the TQS Integration Project, please visit: http://www.oicstatcom.org/tqs.php