Survey and Network analysis of Personnel in Tobacco-Related Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Sub-Saharan Africa

SMU ATIM invites you to complete a survey that asks about your role in your organization, the types of activities your organization is routinely involved in, and your tobacco control network. It will take you about 15-20 minutes to complete the survey. Most importantly, your participation in this study is voluntary, and you can choose to leave the study at any point. The survey is open to adults aged 18 or older, residing in Sub-Saharan African countries, and who work in a Civil Society Organization doing tobacco-related work in whole or in part. 

Study title: Survey and Network analysis of Personnel in Tobacco-Related Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Sub-Saharan Africa


  • None of the responses will be connected to identifying information. If you participate in the competition, we will delink your completed responses from your email addresses. 

What are the possible risks and benefits of taking part?

  • There is no risk and participants can skip questions they find personally sensitive or uncomfortable. 
  • Respondents can opt in to win a R3000 ($200) prize for completing the survey. See competition entry rules here: https://NetworkAnalysis&CSOSurveyCompetitionRules
  • Outside this cash gift of $200 to the lucky draw winner (drawn using random selection), this study does not offer direct benefit to participants but is likely to yield knowledge that will enhance our practice of tobacco prevention and control in sub-Saharan Africa, especially as it relates to capacity building and tobacco industry monitoring.


  • Upon clicking the Survey link, you will be welcomed and asked, “do you agree to participate in this study?” A response of “Yes” will be taken as active consent and it will allow you to continue to the next questions in the survey. If you do not agree to participate in this study, click “No” to terminate the webpage.

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The study has been reviewed and approved by the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University Research Ethics Committee. If you have any questions about the study please contact the project leader, Professor Olalekan Ayo-Yusuf, at, OR project manager, Lungile Nkosi, on, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria.