Topic: Policy

BLOG: Detrimental Effect Of Alcohol On HIV Treatment Adherence

The mechanisms and interactions between alcohol and HIV are several but can conceptually be described as behavioral and biological. This blog summarizes a meta analysis about the detrimental effect of alcohol on HIV treatment adherence and explores the question of which levels of alcohol consumption might be most problematic…

BLOG: Diabetes And Other NCDs In Africa: Looming Disaster

The healthcare systems in our countries in Sub-Saharan Africa already are despicable. We have not yet embraced preventive care and we are “developing” in frank terms quite poorly. We do not have universal health coverage and out of pocket expenditure for people to pay for health care is staggering – often forcing them to choose between health or food…

Ending Tuberculosis In Sustainable Development Era

The Global Ministerial Conference aims to accelerate country implementation of the WHO End TB Strategy in order to reach the End TB targets set by the World Health Assembly and the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…

2017 National Conference On Alc​ohol And Opioid Use In Women And Girls

Interesting conference organized by American Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The event takes place in Washington and focuses on women and girls as a risk group. It provides the latest studies on alcohol and opioid use in the context of prevention, treatment and recovery…

NEWS: WHO EURO RCM: Make Alcohol Priority

On the fourth and final day of the 67th Regional Committee Meeting of the WHO European Region alcohol policy was on the agenda. The meeting deliberated about the “Progress report on the implementation of the European Action Plan to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol 2012–2020” under agenda item 5 (h).
While there is some progress in a few areas, and while there have been some key developments towards better alcohol control policies, the progress report alarmed civil society…

BLOG: Make Alcohol Policy The Priority It Must Be

A crisp analysis of the alcohol progress report for the WHO European Region and an urgent call for more action and leadership to do what we know is the right and most effective way forward…

NEWS: WHO EURO: Regional Committee Under Way

More than 600 delegates have gathered in Budapest for the WHO EURO regional committee meeting deliberating how to improve Europe’s health, through – for instance – assessing progress in reducing alcohol harm, tackling NCDs and achieving the SDGs. Read the highlights of the first day of the meeting…

Big Alcohol Misleads Public On Their Products’ Cancer Risks

A brand new study presents evidence illustrating that the alcohol industry is misleading the public over their products’ cancer risks.
The new study shows that the alcohol industry and their front groups are working to misrepresent scientific evidence about alcohol-related cancer risks. The tactics they use to do so are very similar to those of the tobacco industry, according to new research published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review…

REPORT: Can Public Health Reconcile Profits And Pandemics?

Public health’s terms of engagement with unhealthy commodity industries (alcohol, tobacco and ultra-processed food and drinks) have become increasingly contested in policy and research. The researchers sought to identify approaches that could attract consensus support within and across policy domains…