Tagged: WHO Europe

NEWS: WHO EURO RCM: Make Alcohol Priority

On the fourth and final day of the 67th Regional Committee Meeting of the WHO European Region alcohol policy was on the agenda. The meeting deliberated about the “Progress report on the implementation of the European Action Plan to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol 2012–2020” under agenda item 5 (h).
While there is some progress in a few areas, and while there have been some key developments towards better alcohol control policies, the progress report alarmed civil society…

BLOG: Make Alcohol Policy The Priority It Must Be

A crisp analysis of the alcohol progress report for the WHO European Region and an urgent call for more action and leadership to do what we know is the right and most effective way forward…

NEWS: WHO EURO: Regional Committee Under Way

More than 600 delegates have gathered in Budapest for the WHO EURO regional committee meeting deliberating how to improve Europe’s health, through – for instance – assessing progress in reducing alcohol harm, tackling NCDs and achieving the SDGs. Read the highlights of the first day of the meeting…

NEWS: WHO Euro: Regional Committee Talks Alcohol Policy

On September, 11 2017 in Budapest, Hungary, health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region, along with partner organizations and civil society – including IOGT International, will gather for the annual WHO Regional Committee for Europe. Alcohol policy will among the agenda items discussed…

NEWS: Europe: Alcohol Death Toll Rose Over 25 Years

WHO Europe report shows that the death toll from alcohol in the European region has been increasing by 4% over 25 years.
WHO Europe’s new report “Public health successes and missed opportunities. Trends in alcohol consumption and attributable mortality in the WHO European Region, 1990–2014” shows that over the past 25 years alcohol-attributable deaths increased by 4%. The European Region ranks highest globally in terms of adult per capita alcohol consumption, and the level and patterns of alcohol intake have contributed substantially to mortality from cardiovascular diseases (CVD), cancer, liver cirrhosis, and unintentional and intentional injury…