Since our previous rendez-vous with Lutgard took place more than one year ago, on May 12 2007 we thought it was appropriate to ask her for an update.
Q1. Can you tell us what has changed (or not) in Tanzania since May 2007? Has the law been reviewed or is it still an on going process? Is the law better enforced or is it still a problem?
Lutgard Kagaruki: First off all, let me start by thanking you very much, for the
excellent job you are doing; keeping tobacco control advocates informed
of the most current global events on tobacco control.
To come to your question: Indeed a lot has happened in Tanzania
since May 2007.
Thank you Lutgard for taking the time to be with us. May I ask you to introduce yourself by telling us a little
about your personal background (education, professional experience) and
when, how and why you got involved in tobacco control? Lutgard Kokulinda Kagaruki:My name is Lutgard Kolulinda Kagaruki. I hold a MSc & Postgraduate Diploma in Medical and
Veterinary Parasitology. I am Principal Livestock Research Officer at the Animal
Diseases Research Institute in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.