Course Overview

The course consists of comprehensive modules which will provide you with innovative approaches to securing long-term sustainable financing for health and experiences from countries successfully using various fiscal means for sustainable financing and funding models for health promotion. Strategies and steps to develop sustainable financing mechanisms for health promotion at the country level and assessment frameworks are also included.

A health promotion fund is an investment for any country towards safeguarding the health and well-being of its population. With noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) escalating globally, resulting in human productivity losses due to illnesses, early deaths, and disability, countries are shouldering ever-increasing healthcare costs. Health promotion and disease prevention programmes help reduce the burden of NCDs and mitigate the corresponding economic and social burdens. These programmes require long-term and sustainable funding allocated via a dedicated tax for a health promotion fund.

Sustainable financing is critical for accelerating the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control implementation to address NCDs and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for improving global health.

Course Learning Outcomes

What will you learn?

Upon completion of the four modules, participants are expected to:

Course Target
Who is this course for?

The course is relevant for policymakers, researchers, public health advocates, and anyone with an interest in learning about using fiscal measures as a tool to generate an innovative and sustainable financing mechanism for health promotion and tobacco control. Individuals do not need to have any professional background to benefit from this course, but having some basic knowledge or experience will be helpful to your learning (particularly in a health-related field).

Course Structure and Format

The course consists of four modules that cover fundamental concepts, international evidence, and case studies/ country experience to hone the participant’s knowledge and skills on innovative approaches to secure reliable, long-term, and sustainable financing for health promotion. It is designed to develop and enhance the participant’s practical knowledge and skills on innovative and sustainable financing mechanism for health promotion and tobacco control. The course will be delivered through a combination of easy-to-understand short, interactive videos, practice exercises/quizzes, self-paced reading resources, and pre-/post-self-assessment. It offers up to 4 hours of a virtual learning experience. All the course materials are available only in English.

Course Speakers

Gain insight into Innovative and Sustainable Financing Mechanism for Health Promotion and Tobacco Control. Learn the fundamental from our health promotion and economic experts.



Ms Anne-Marie Perucic

World Health Organization (WHO)

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Mr Rungsun Munkong

International Relations Expert
Thai Health Promotion Foundation

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Prof Dr Prakit Vathesatogkit

Executive Director

Action of Smoking and Health Foundation Thailand (ASH Thailand)


Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) 


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Ms Bungon Ritthiphakdee

Senior Advisor
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)

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Course Completion Certificate

A course-completion certificate or e-certificate will be given after completing the entire course requirements and the assessment tasks.

This Course is offered by

A collaborative effort between the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) and the Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth).