Tagged: Country Profile

NEWS: Lithuania: Parliament Passes Alcohol Policy Measures

The Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania (Seimas) adopted amendments to the Law on Alcohol on June 1, 2017. The new alcohol policy measures raise the legal age for alcohol use, restrict hours of alcohol sales and ban alcohol advertising…

NEWS: Nepal: Government Adopted New Alcohol Law

The government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, has adopted a new policy to coherently and evidence-based regulate sales of alcohol products in the country of 26 million inhabitants…

NEWS: Ivory Coast: Government Bans Alcohol Sachets

Ivory Coast bans sale of alcohol sachets as they contribute to massive harm
Ivory Coast’s government has banned the production, importation and sale of strong spirits in small and cheap sachets.
Often illegally produced, the brews sold in plastic sachets are already banned in Sub-Saharan countries like Cameroon, Malawi and Senegal…

NEWS: Alcohol Kills Indian Every 96 Minutes

On global level, alcohol kills 3.3 million people every year. That amounts to one human being dying of an alcohol-related cause at a staggering rate of every 10 seconds. In the second most populated country on earth, India, 15 people die every day – or one every 96 minutes – from the effects of consuming alcohol, data from an IndiaSpendanalysis of 2013 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows…

BLOG: New Alliance To Prevent NCDs In India

To my mind, this was a timely meeting. It is, in fact, high time to come together as civil society and join efforts for preventing and reducing the NCD burden on India. I see HIA as an engagement of multi-sectoral CSOs to tackle NCDs by generating awareness, building capacity, empowering people effected and affected by NCD and advocating for health promoting norms to reduce premature NCD mortality by 25% by 2025. We are coming together to prevent NCDs in India…

BLOG: Zimbabweans Need Urgent Action Against Tide Of Alcohol Harm

Zimbabweans need urgent action against the tide of alcohol harm that has accelerated since alerts in 2002 and poses today a major obstacle to development. Lobbyism of the alcohol industry needs to be reigned in, in order to expose their tactics and exclude them from public policy making, so that the draft alcohol policy can be amended and reflect WHO standards…

BLOG: Namibia: Action Needed On Alcohol

The police are reporting most crimes in residential areas to be alcohol-related. The writer notes with concern that it is because of such societal damages that alcohol consumption really needs to be curbed. But, as this blog post explores, taking action on alcohol remains a matter of political will. Will action to curb alcohol consumption in Namibia be taken?

NEWS: WHO Urges Lithuania: Curb Alcohol Use

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged the government of Lithuania to curb alcohol consumption in the country. Lithuania is one of Europe’s most successful countries with regard to reducing tobacco use and harm. But it has still much room for improvement in curbing alcohol consumption according Zsuzsanna Jakab, director of the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Europe.