Topic: Research

EVENT: WHA71 Side Event On Alcohol Policy

The side event will provide state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding about the global burden of alcohol harm, es- pecially considering the epidemics of TB and NCDs – which are high on the political agenda.

Secondly, we will outlineco-benefits of addressing alcohol as cross-cutting risk factor, for example in promoting health for all and achieving universalhealth coverage.

Thirdly, this side event will serve to present inspiring stories of concrete solutions being implemented both by countries and civil society. And last but not least, this side event will discuss ways forward in 2018 and beyond to reduce the global burden and help achieve other overarching goals, like ending TB, beating NCDs, mobilizing a commitment to UHC and achieving health for all and reaching the SDGs…

EVENT: Successfully Tackling The Structural Drivers Of HIV

STRIVE’s one-day pre-conference session – on July 21, 2018 – will synthesize evidence on structural drivers of HIV, including findings from studies conducted as part of the STRIVE research consortium. Policy makers, implementers, civil society advocates and researchers will lead a series of panel discussions on ways to tackle structural drivers…

REPORT: Impact Of Minimum Unit Pricing And Taxation Policies In Wales

The full report, presents the full range of outcomes across the range of MUP policies. The report also presents the findings regarding the proportional increases in alcohol duty required to achieve the same reduction in alcohol consumption, and the same reduction in alcohol-attributable deaths in hazardous and harmful alcohol users as a 50p MUP…

NEWS: Montenegro: Tobacco, Sugary Drinks Tax Save Lives

A new WHO study on Montenegro has revealed that increased taxes applied to tobacco products and sugary drinks would have a significant positive impact in terms of avoiding premature mortality and new cases of disease over the next 20 years. If introduced as recommended by WHO, the taxes would also raise revenue and result in major monetary savings for the government in the form of reduced costs of treatment and workplace absenteeism…

REPORT: Evaluation Of Research On WHO ‘Best Buys’ NCDs Interventions

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, with low-income and middle-income countries experiencing a disproportionately high burden. Since 2010 WHO has promoted 24 highly cost-effective interventions for NCDs, dubbed ‘best buys’. It is unclear whether these interventions have been evaluated in low-income and lower-middle-income countries (LLMICs)…

EVENT: 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference

SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) and Eurocare (The European Alcohol Policy Alliance) are the organisers of the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference (8EAPC), which will be hosted at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland, on 20th and 21st November 2018…

REPORT: Commercial Influence In NCDs Control

There was also evidence of softening of language towards industry. Taxation of sugar sweetened beverages and alcohol were included as possible options in the draft version but dropped from the final version (only tobacco taxation remained)…

REPORT: Understanding The International Alcohol Control Study

The design of the International Alcohol Control (IAC) study is modelled on the International Tobacco Control study and aims to assess the impact of alcohol policies in different cultural and socio-economic contexts on policy-related behaviours (e.g. purchasing behaviour including time of purchase, price paid; social supply, alcohol marketing, driving under the influence of alcohol) and alcohol consumption…

REPORT: Significant Decline In Australian Teen Substance Use

A new study finds a significant decline in teen substance use, including alcohol, tobacco and cannabis. A mix of tighter laws and education programs targeted at schools and parents had contributed to this very positive development…