NEWS: Comprehensive Approach To Alcohol In SDGs Era

IOGT International together with the International Federation for Family Development used the opportunity to host a side event exploring a comprehensive approach to the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs…

NEWS: Joint Open Letter To Global Fund: 80+ Endorsements, Governments Speaking Out

Almost 70 civil society organisations have signed onto the joint open letter requesting that The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria reconsider a partnership announced during the World Economic Forum in Davos with Dutch alcohol industry giant, Heineken…

BLOG: I Call Time’s Up: Matt Damon Partners With Big Alcohol To Benefit “The Ladies”

“Buy a lady a drink” is a perfect PR move to disguise all the negative impact of alcohol production and use. It legitimizes the questionable activities of alcohol producers. It also calls into question the seriousness and ultimate commitment to lasting change by philanthropists like Matt Damon…

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…

NEWS: South Korea: Regulate Alcohol Like Tobacco

Experts raise questions as to why the alcohol harm and alcohol policy measures are not receiving the same level of government attention as tobacco products are? These issue were articulated as a special committee formed by the Ministry of Health and Welfare held its first meeting recently…

REPORT: Alcohol Environment Protocol: New Tool For Alcohol Policy

In countries with fewer resources, alcohol policies are less effective because of lack of implementation and enforcement and, in the case of marketing, lack of regulation.
This has implications for the increase in consumption taking place as a result of the expanding distribution and marketing of commercial alcohol and consequent increases in alcohol-related harm…

REPORT: UNAIDS: Addressing A Blind Spot In The Response To HIV

On December 1, World AIDS Day, UNAIDS has released a new report that warns men are less likely to take an HIV test, less likely to access antiretroviral therapy and more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses than women.
The new report shows the blind spot in reaching men with HIV services…