Tagged: Global Status Report Alcohol

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: Tanzania: Alcohol A Burden On Nightlife

Violent behaviour in and around pubs, night clubs and bars in Dar Es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, presents a significant public health, criminal justice and urban management problem. A new survey shows that alcohol fueled violence often occurs in these environments.
Tanzania Media Women Association (TAMWA), an IOGT International Member Organization, conducted a survey on violence in nightlife alcohol use environments. Findings show that violence in the night-time typically involves young males and females who are under the influence of alcohol in the majority of cases…

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: 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.

BLOG: Young India Needs Alcohol Awareness

Our young people are the backbone of India, as per current statistics, 65% of our 1.25 billion population are younger than 35 years of age. To my view, a fundamental fact is that the lifestyle choices of this young generation will have tremendous bearing on India’s immediate and long-term future…

BLOG: Not Pretty: When The Markets Talk Children

Markets don’t know anything about child well being. And the actors of the markets do not care. They don’t care a bit about the welfare of our communities and the future of our children. Therefore, instead of focusing on investment for Big Alcohol and growing target populations to be persuaded to take up alcohol use, let’s shift the focus to a more humane and sustainable approach…