Topic: Policy

NEWS: New SAFER Initiative Launched At United Nations

WHO Launches SAFER Alcohol Control Initiative To Curb Alcohol Harm
WHO-led initiative and action package aim to support global target of reducing harmful use of alcohol by 10% by 2025.
With strong support from IOGT International, The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a groundbreaking new initiative and technical package called SAFER – outlining five high-impact strategies that can help governments prevent and reduce alcohol harm and related health, social and economic consequences…

PRESS RELEASE: WHO Launches SAFER Alcohol Control Initiative To Curb Alcohol Harm

The World Health Organization (WHO) today released SAFER, a new initiative and technical package outlining five high-impact strategies that can help governments reduce the harmful use of alcohol and related health, social and economic consequences.
SAFER is the newest WHO-led roadmap to support governments in taking practical steps to accelerate progress on health, beat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) through addressing the harmful use of alcohol, and achieve development targets…

NEWS: Trouble Brewing Report Launched

Four major global health organizations, including IOGT International, warn that countries are ignoring the harms of alcohol consumption
Alcohol is a leading contributor to death and disability worldwide, but governments haven’t responded to the issue with the attention, resources and action this urgent issue requires, says “Trouble Brewing,” a new report from global health and development organizations, Vital Strategies, the NCD Alliance, IOGT International and the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA).
The report debunks misconceptions about alcohol use, exposes industry tactics to market to youth and women and derail regulation, and emphasizes the urgency of implementing proven, evidence-based policies…

PRESS RELEASE: Trouble Brewing

Alcohol is a leading contributor to death and disability worldwide, but governments haven’t responded to the issue with the attention, resources and action this urgent issue requires, says “Trouble Brewing,” a new report from global health and development organizations, Vital Strategies, the NCD Alliance, IOGT International and the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA). The report debunks misconceptions about alcohol use, exposes industry tactics to market to youth and women and derail regulation, and emphasizes the urgency of implementing proven, evidence-based policies…

PRESS RELEASE: It’s Time To Deliver On Alcohol Control

Brand new WHO report on alcohol contains good news but paints overall gloomy picture.
The WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health, released today at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, shows some positive developments concerning alcohol harm and alcohol policy formulation and implementation but also clearly depicts that countries are falling short of their commitment to protect their people from pervasive alcohol harm…

EVENT: Alcohol Policy Side Event – UNGA 3rd High-Level Meeting On NCDs

The harmful use of alcohol is a major risk factor for NCDs and an obstacle to sustainable development in High-, Middle and Low-Income countries. Alcohol-related harm is fueling the vicious cycle of poverty, ill-health and inequalities affecting people, families, entire communities and populations. With the WHO Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol and with harmful use of alcohol as an important factor in both the NCD agenda and in Agenda 2030; now is the time to scale up global support for actions at all levels to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm…

OPEN LETTER: For A Comprehensive Alcohol Law To Promote Health And Development In Vietnam

Open Letter In Support Of Comprehensive Alcohol Law To Promote Health, Development In Vietnam
69th IOGT International World Congress expresses solidarity with people of Vietnam and strongly supports alcohol policy efforts in open letter to Prime Minister, Health Minister, and National Assembly Chair…

NEWS: IOGT World Congress Declaration

69th IOGT World Congress urges governments to make alcohol policy the priority it should be and calls for Framework Convention on Alcohol Control.
42 countries, 77 delegates and 320 participants all together took part in the 69th session of the IOGT International World Congress. Together they issued the following declaration…

REPORT: The How: Message For UN High-Level Meeting On NCDs

This September’s UN General Assembly high-level meeting (HLM) on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) provides a strategic opportunity to propel the response—from “where do we want to be” to “how do we get there”…

NEWS: WHO Released New ICD-11

WHO has released a new and updated version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). The ICD is the foundation for identifying health trends and statistics worldwide, and contains around 55 000 unique codes for injuries, diseases and causes of death. It provides a common language that allows health professionals to share health information across the globe.
ICD-11, which has been over a decade in the making, provides significant improvements on previous versions…