Tagged: NCDs Global Action Plan

NEWS: PAHO: New Technical Note On Alcohol Marketing

Countries can improve public health by regulating the marketing of alcoholic beverages to reduce its consumption and related harms, and the Pan American Health Organization has developed new principles for countries to consider in developing these regulations…

NEWS: Health Policies Could Half Early Deaths

Public Health Interventions Could Half Early Deaths, a new study shows. The study entitled “Living longer, living well: How we can achieve the World Health Organization’s ‘25 by 25’ goals in the UK” shows that achieving the World Health Organization’s ’25 by 25’ goals, would give the equivalent of 1.12 million people in the UK an extra year of healthy, disability-free life. The study was published by The Richmond Group of Charities, a coalition of 12 leading health and social care organisations in the UK…

NEWS: UN To Scale Up NCDs Action

ECOSOC adopts resolution for UN to scale up action on NCDs. To accelerate action on Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has adopted a wide-ranging resolution, sending a strong message to members of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on NCDs to reflect NCD-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals in their work in countries…

BLOG: Applause. Accountability. Action

Will the new SDGs‬ really leave no one behind or are there critical flaws in the Global Goals for Sustainable Development already visible?The achievement of 11 out of 17 goals will be impeded by the harm alcohol causes in the society. Because of that, looking at and aiming at reduction of alcohol use in the population is a justified and down to earth proposal to be implemented in the new Sustainable Development Agenda…

BLOG: Why Alcohol Taxes Will Not Finance Development Post-2015

Reflections from Addis Ababa and the financing for development conference: why was alcohol taxation not taken up, despite the scientific evidence and the fact that alcohol is a major obstacle to development…

BLOG: Alcohol Policy And Challenges In India

A collective review reveals that 30% of adult men and 3% of adult women consume alcohol. From a policy perspective, it has been identified that India has nearly 62 million alcohol users, 17% of whom are alcohol dependents.
The emerging trend includes – initiation of alcohol use at an early age, greater consumption among women and youth, greater permeation in rural and semi-urban areas, increasing preference for beverages with high alcohol content, hazardous and harmful alcohol use…