Topic: Research

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…

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…

NEWS: Bihar: Alcohol Control Boosts Development

Two new studies show that alcohol control in Bihar has resulted in positive economic and social development. After Bihar, …, introduced an alcohol ban analysis shows a reduction in criminal cases, increases in female empowerment, and increases in household spending on food and clothes, instead of harmful products like alcohol…

NEWS: Canada: Women Increasingly Die From Alcohol

The rate of women who died from causes directly linked to alcohol use has increased by 26% since 2001 in Canada, and other demographic groups like youth and older people are also massively affected by alcohol harm…

NEWS: Belgium: All Alcohol Use Impacts Health

Any consumption of alcohol has a negative impact on health, said the Superior Council of Health (CSS) of Belgium. Even low dose alcohol use adversely affects health, according to findings of a new CSS research report. In response to increasing alcohol harm, it recommends a number of cost-effective, high-impact, evidence-based alcohol policy best buy solutions…

REPORT: Awareness Of Alcohol And Cancer Connection Increases Support For Alcohol Policies

Support for alcohol policies is greater among individuals who are aware of the link between alcohol and cancer. At the same time, a large proportion of people are unaware of the alcohol-cancer link and so increasing awareness may be an effective approach to increasing support for alcohol policies…

REPORT: Sugar, Tobacco, And Alcohol Taxes To Achieve The SDGs

More than a decade after the adoption of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, there is compelling evidence that raising tobacco prices substantially through taxation is the single most effective way to reduce tobacco use and save lives. Similarly, alcohol taxation is a cost-effective way to reduce alcohol consumption and harm.
STAX not only contribute to improving health and saving lives,but they can also raise resources…

NEWS: Sugar, Tobacco, Alcohol Taxes (STAX) Help Achieve SDGs

In a new Lancet Comment, IOGT International President Kristina Sperkova has joined colleagues from other leading institutions and global health leaders in calling for a more integrated approach and action on sugar, tobacco and alcohol taxes (STAX) to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals…

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…