Topic: Prevention

NEWS: WHO: Global Safety Conference Recognizes Alcohol

WHO: Global Safety Conferences recognizes alcohol as leading cause of accidents, injuries, violence, harm and calls for WHO to be role model in promoting health…

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: 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…

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: 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…

NEWS: Highlighting Alcohol As TB Risk Factor

IOGT International is participating at the United Nations in the Interactive Civil Society Hearing on the fight against tuberculosis to highlight alcohol as major risk factor for tuberculosis and promote alcohol policy best buy measures as part of the solutions to help end TB…

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…