Health Promotion Foundation (HPF)
The Health Promotion Foundation (HPF) was established in December 1991 with the aim of reducing the burden of cancer, in particular by reducing smoking and forced inhalation of tobacco smoke among the Polish population.
Professor Witold Zatonski has been at the forefront of public health and tobacco control in Poland, Eastern Europe, and internationally for over 40 years. He has published over 500 publications.
He is considered the “father” of the Polish Tobacco Control, an innovative tobacco control measure of the 1990s. He has been also instrumental in launching numerous public health campaigns in Poland, including Smoke-out and the European Code Against Cancer. For his distinguished career, he was received awards from the World Health Organization, the American Cancer Society, the President of the Republic of Poland and many other institutions and universities.
Krzysztof Przewozniak has over 30 years’ experience in the field of public health, cancer and tobacco control, and has worked in collaboration with many notable international organisations. He has served as project leader, principal investigator or collaborator in over 130 Polish and international research and intervention projects.
He is author or co-author over 200 scientific publications. For his contributions to scientific, social and public health work, he was awarded by President of the Republic of Poland, Ministry of Health, Polish Academy of Sciences, UICC Globalink Network, and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States.