Montevideo, Uruguay TTS Training (2014)

In July 2014, Ken Wassum, Dr. Dongbo Fu, and Dr. Adriana Blanco collaborated to facilitate a Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) Training at the Uruguayan Ministry of Health (MOH). The training was the first TTS pilot using the newly-created WHO training manual, Training for tobacco quit line counsellors: telephone counselling. This particular training was abbreviated to three days to meet time constraints. The manual was translated into Spanish and the training was delivered in both Spanish and in English using interpreters. Counsellors included representatives from the national drug counseling line and the Health Line provided by the MOH.