The Science Hub provides continues updates about latest scientific reports, as well as a library of key scientific reports on a range of issues. In addition, the Science Hub also offers a database for key reports produced by the UN system relating to alcohol.
IOGT International strives to disseminate the latest scientific evidence and information in order to foster crucial insight in and understanding of the policy-making processes and supply decision-makers and opinion leaders with essential evidence.
We cooperate effectively with independent scientists and academia to encourage research in order to broaden the evidence-base both for understanding the effectiveness of policy measures as well as the impact of our own community interventions.
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Global Information System on Alcohol and Health
The World Health Organization (WHO) runs the Global Information System on Alcohol and Health (GISAH) which provides easy and rapid access to a wide range of alcohol-related health indicators. It is an essential tool for assessing and monitoring
The health situation and trends related to alcohol consumption,
Alcohol-related harm, and
Policy responses in countries.
GISAH is a further development of the Global Alcohol Database which has been built since 1997 by the Management of Substance Abuse team in the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Data sources include government documents, national statistics, national and global surveys, WHO Global Survey on Alcohol and Health, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, other intergovernmental organizations, industry data, published scientific articles, and grey literature.
Purpose of GISAH
The main purpose of GISAH is to serve WHO Member States and governmental and non-governmental organizations by making alcohol-related health data available. These data can help to analyse the state of the health situation related to alcohol in a particular country, a WHO region or sub-region, or the world.
GISAH is an essential tool for assessing and monitoring the health situation and trends related to alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm, and policy responses in countries. The harmful use of alcohol results in the death of 3.3 million people annually.
Access maps, regional information systems, country profiles, reports, and more…
The European Information System on Alcohol and Health (EISAH)
The European Information System on Alcohol and Health (EISAH) provides easy and rapid access to a wide range of alcohol-related health statistics. This joint project of the European Commission, WHO headquarters and WHO Europe is part of GISAH (see above).
EISAH is an essential tool for assessing and monitoring the health situation and trends as related to alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm and policy responses in countries.
A set of indicators was chosen to assess the most important aspects of the alcohol situation in WHO Member States as they relate to public health. The indicators are grouped into broad categories. Under each broad category there are “topics” and a number of “sub-topics”.
Levels of Consumption
Patterns of Consumption
Harms and Consequences
Alcohol Control Policies
Prevention, Research and Treatment
The risk of dying from an alcohol-attributable cause (PDF)
Recorded adult (15+ years) per capita consumption in litres of pure alcohol, from 1961
Age-standardized death rates of liver cirrhosis
Age limits for purchasing beer
Age limits for purchasing spirits
Age limits for purchasing wine
License requirement for beer production and retail sales
License requirement for wine production and retail sales
License requirement for spirits production and retail sales
Burden Of Disease
Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD)
The 2015 Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) is now in its 20th year.
The 2015 report is for the first time benchmarking countries based on a combination of income, education, and fertility. The 2015 GBD study reveals several surprising trends in population health, strong performance by some countries, and persistent challenges in others.
New results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 examine causes of death and categorise regions according to the Socio-demographic Index (SDI).
Addressing liver disease in the UK: a blueprint for attaining excellence in health care and reducing premature mortality from lifestyle issues of excess consumption of alcohol, obesity, and viral hepatitis. The Lancet Commission
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