Topic: Policy

REPORT: Impact of Alcohol Restriction on Hospital and Emergency Service

The total restriction of selling high strength alcohol through a community driven process has shown to be effective in reducing alcohol-related health service utilization in post-intervention period. Continue monitoring is required to address new emerging issues…

EVENT: CSocD57 Side Event: Time To Deliver On Social Inclusion

The Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations, IOGT International and the International Federation for Family Development cordially invite to a UN Side Event and panel discussion at the 57th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56) to discuss the role and potential of alcohol taxation to help reduce inequalities and promote social development…

NEWS: Ethiopia: Plans To Strengthen Alcohol Control

The parliament has formulated improvements to the country’s alcohol policy, tackling alcohol availability and marketing – two of the three WHO-recommended alcohol policy best buys. Presently, however, Ethiopia still does not have a coherent written national policy or action plan on alcohol control, according the 2018 WHO Global Alcohol Status Report…

REPORT: Analysis Of Suicide Mortality Between 1990 And 2016

Although the decrease in suicide mortality has been substantial during the period 1990 to 2016, if current trends continue, only 3% of 118 countries will attain the Sustainable Development Goals target to reduce suicide mortality by one third between 2015 and 2030…

NEWS: Canada: New Food Guide Warns Against Alcohol Use

The new food guide introduced by Canada, has recognized alcohol as a “leading global health concern”. The guide notes the relationship alcohol consumption has with seven types of cancer, other serious health conditions and social issues. The guide advises people to not start consuming alcohol for non-users and while there is no safe limit of alcohol consumption, alcohol users are advised to limit consumption to Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines…

EVENT: PMAC 2019 Side Meeting

IOGT International with the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, and our members the Stop Drink Network, Thailand; ADIC Sri Lanka; and the IOGT-NTO Movement, Sweden are jointly organising a groundbreaking side meeting during PMAC 2019 on a timely and innovative topic, highly relevant to the overall theme of the PMAC 2019 and linked to the Agenda 2030 era…

NEWS: Rwanda: Heineken To Sell Beer Below $1

In a move designed to reduce retail prices and boost sales in Rwanda, East Africa and across the African continent, Heineken is starting local production sites. In Rwanda, the country’s biggest beer producer Bralirwa is set to commence Heineken production. Rwanda joins Nigeria, Namibia, South Africa, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia and Ethiopia as local producers of Heineken in Africa…

REPORT: Australian-First Study Sheds More Light On Factors Influencing Youth Alcohol Use

The study, How do alcohol control policies influence Australian adolescent drinking trends?, is the first Australian study to examine the relative influence of multiple alcohol policies, television alcohol advertising, retail alcohol outlet density and the proportion of alcohol-related articles in daily newspapers, on the alcohol use behaviour of adolescents…