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As the Senior Research Analyst for Ethics and Human Rights, Alexandra (Allie) Solomon is responsible for shaping and managing the Foundation’s research on the ethical and human rights challenges in global tobacco control practices, policies, and scientific research. She is primarily focused on analyzing tobacco production and use, smoking cessation, and harm reduction from a gender perspective.
Allie is an experienced researcher, specializing in advocacy at the intersection of human rights, gender, and media. Prior to joining the Foundation, she successfully implemented international projects for a number of organizations, including the U.S. Peace Corps in Azerbaijan, Beilink Business Consultancy in Israel, Transparency International in Ghana and Zimbabwe, and the Natural Resource Governance Institute in New York.
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COVID-19 has presented not only a health crisis, but a burgeoning economic catastrophe as well. A recent McKinsey report notes that in 2020, African economies could experience a catastrophic loss from US$90 billion to US$200 billion, a 3–8% drop in GDP growth, and delayed or reduced foreign direct investment. Such a massive hit will require […]
On March 5th, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted their 10th Annual International Women’s Day Forum, “Marking a Milestone, Continuing the Momentum.” There, speakers focused not only on women’s economic empowerment, but also how they can leverage their expertise to contribute to the long-term health and well-being of communities in the U.S. and around […]
2019 ended on an exciting, galvanizing note for women in global health. In November, established and emerging leaders gathered in Kigali, Rwanda for the third Women Leaders in Global Health (WLGH) Conference. This event anticipated the upcoming anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action—in writing, a standard-bearer for global commitment to women’s rights—and […]
On October 15th, Foreign Policy Magazine hosted the HerPower Summit. This inaugural global women’s summit highlighted female change agents and explored gender equity as a catalyzing force for stronger democracies, economies, and communities. I participated on the panel “Women as Change Agents – Building More Inclusive Industries” with Chemonics CEO Susanna Mudge and Kathryn Kaufman, Managing Director […]
The Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum (GTNF) is the world’s leading conference on the future of the tobacco and nicotine industries. The forum has convened every year since 2008; and this year, for the first time, it included a panel on women agents of change for sustainable development and harm reduction. This GTNF session, for […]
#TobaccoHarmReduction has been used since the invention of nicotine gum and the nicotine patch. Derek Yach explains on @RegWatchCanada that the only thing that changed in #THR is that the products are now more enticing to consumers who do not like to stick on a patch or chew gum.
Smoking rates are disproportionately high among people in the rainbow and indigenous communities, as well as those with mental health conditions. A new analysis explores the ways in which these groups are systematically neglected by tobacco control efforts https://bit.ly/2VYbJ5T
In @SAMedicalAssoc, Derek Yach @swimdaily discusses South Africa’s sudden #tobaccoban. Derek points out that #prohibition and bans have never been successful; the only successful way forward must be driven by strong evidence and industry collaboration. https://bit.ly/2Ck2aYk
Why Cigarette Sales Are Outperforming Expectations Despite A Pandemic Many messages. #ecigs accelerate efforts to #endsmoking ; @FDA actions could aid this but confusion is driving some #ecig users back to #cigarettes @SmokeFreeFdn @Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/charlesnorton/2020/07/06/why-cigarette-sales-are-outperforming-expectations-despite-a-pandemic/
.@VillooMpatell, founder of @avesthagen is on the Global Health Perspectives podcast with Derek Yach. Dr. Morawala-Patell helped launch a genetic database of India’s Zoroastrian community. The Zoroastrian community has strict cultural rules against smoking https://bit.ly/3iBMBeY
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