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BLOG: The Long Journey To Alcohol Policy In Uganda

A compelling story about the journey to the recently adopted national alcohol policy in Uganda – one of the countries with the highest rates of alcohol consumption and related harm in the world.
It’s a story of inspiring civil society dedication and efforts. It’s a story of aggressive (and continuing) alcohol industry interference. It’s a story of trial and error, success and failure.
David chronicles a decade-long fight and looks into the future for alcohol control in Uganda…

NEWS: Uganda: Cabinet Approves Alcohol Control Policy

The cabinet of Uganda has approved the alcohol control policy which aims to reduce alcohol harm in the country by controlling consumption. The new policy aims to reduce alcohol harm through the following, increasing public awareness, enhancing capacity for prevention and strengthening regulation on production, packaging, distribution, marketing, sale and consumption of all alcohol beverages…

NEWS: Uganda: 61% Started Alcohol Use Before Age 18

According to a survey by the Uganda Alcohol Policy Alliance (UAPA) 61% of the population that uses alcohol started use before 18 years of age.
According to the survey, peer pressure, wanting to test alcohol and stress are leading minors to take up alcohol use. Results also reveal that 31% of those who use alcohol started before they were 14 years old.
These statistics are worrying given that it means 27 million Ugandans are at an increased risk of suffering alcohol-related consequences. Evidence shows that the earlier someone starts using alcohol, the higher is the probability that they develop alcohol problems, such as addiction or chronic diseases, later on in life…

NEWS: Uganda: Loans for Youth Empowerment Reduce Alcohol Use

A new study has found youth alcohol use has decreased in Uganda along with loans given to empower youth through the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP). According to the report, the programme contributed to a 4% increase in job creation in Uganda and alcohol consumption among the youth decreased by 10%…

NEWS: Uganda: 11 Companies Violate Sachet Alcohol Ban

11 out of 26 alcohol producing companies have not yet complied with the Ugandan government’s ban on production and sale of alcohol in sachets.
The alcohol industry in Uganda has not only failed to fully comply with the alcohol sachet ban (production and sale), it also uses the opportunities to engage with the ministry of trade to lobby against evidence-based and WHO recommended alcohol policy measures (SAFER package), like the recently instituted alcohol tax…

MEMBER NEWS: Uganda: UYDEL Brings Attention to Alcohol Awareness Month

Our members from the Uganda Youth Development Link (UDEYL) worked heart-driven in bringing national attention to the Alcohol Awareness Month – April in Uganda.In lieu of the awareness month, Apofia Nabirye, a former beneficiary and peer educator of UYDEL, shared her story on recovery from alcohol use to NTV…

REPORT: Assessment Effects On Alcohol Use By Persons With HIV In Rural Uganda

The researchers found no evidence of assessment reactivity in a study that included quarterly study visits. Assessment is not sufficient to act as an intervention itself in this population with high levels alcohol consumption. Interventions are needed to decrease alcohol consumption in this population…

Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health

Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health (UNACOH) is a Public Health NGO that brings together Health professionals and any individuals and organizations interested or active in the improvement of health in Uganda. Its motto is “Health for all by all!” Founded in 1987, UNACOH runs activities in advocacy for alcohol control regulations at grass… Read more »