Tagged: Global Status Report Alcohol

NEWS: Botswana: NCDs Reach Epidemic Level

Vice President Mr Slumber Tsogwane has warned NCDs (Non-Communicable Diseases) are reaching epidemic levels and called for renewed strategies in the fight to prevent and control them. The Vice President made the remarks in a speech at the inaugural meeting of the National AIDS and Health Promotion Council (NAHPC)…

NEWS: New York, USA: Plans to Reduce BAC Limit

A bill has been proposed in the state assembly and senate to reduce the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit from the curren 0.8% to 0.5%. Big Alcohol front group American Beverage Institute (ABI) has issued a statement against the bill. ABI has been lobbying against the adoption of a similar bill in California as well…

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…

NEWS: Heineken Under Investigation For New Tax Scheme

Heineken Korea is under investogation for rigging prices to save tax.
The Korean subsidiary of the second largest beer producer in the world, Heineken International, is under investigation by the Korean customs authority for allegedly manipulating original import prices of its beer brands to lower tax. If found guilty of the charges, the tax scheme could mean a fine of more than 10 billion won ($8.9 million)…

PRESS RELEASE: It’s Time To Deliver On Alcohol Control

Brand new WHO report on alcohol contains good news but paints overall gloomy picture.
The WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health, released today at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, shows some positive developments concerning alcohol harm and alcohol policy formulation and implementation but also clearly depicts that countries are falling short of their commitment to protect their people from pervasive alcohol harm…

BLOG: Towards Alcohol Laws In Gulu: Low Hanging Fruit?

Armed with the collection of our community’s stories about the impact of alcohol, we sat outside the office of Gulu’s District Chairperson. We waited amongst a mixed assortment of people: three Ugandan men in fancy suits, an Indian man clutching some business cards, a woman in a frayed skirt and bare feet…

NEWS: Ivory Coast: Government Bans Alcohol Sachets

Ivory Coast bans sale of alcohol sachets as they contribute to massive harm
Ivory Coast’s government has banned the production, importation and sale of strong spirits in small and cheap sachets.
Often illegally produced, the brews sold in plastic sachets are already banned in Sub-Saharan countries like Cameroon, Malawi and Senegal…

NEWS: Tanzania: Alcohol A Burden On Nightlife

Violent behaviour in and around pubs, night clubs and bars in Dar Es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, presents a significant public health, criminal justice and urban management problem. A new survey shows that alcohol fueled violence often occurs in these environments.
Tanzania Media Women Association (TAMWA), an IOGT International Member Organization, conducted a survey on violence in nightlife alcohol use environments. Findings show that violence in the night-time typically involves young males and females who are under the influence of alcohol in the majority of cases…

NEWS: Alcohol Kills Indian Every 96 Minutes

On global level, alcohol kills 3.3 million people every year. That amounts to one human being dying of an alcohol-related cause at a staggering rate of every 10 seconds. In the second most populated country on earth, India, 15 people die every day – or one every 96 minutes – from the effects of consuming alcohol, data from an IndiaSpendanalysis of 2013 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows…