Tagged: Informal Alcohol

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…

REPORT: Kenyan Case Study: Unrecorded Alcohol In East Africa

In this paper, the researchers examine the scope and harm associated with unrecorded alcohol in Kenya, and discuss current policies and interventions aimed at reducing production and consumption of unrecorded alcohol in the Kenyan context that reflect its culture, politics, environment and resources…

BLOG: Alcohol Industry Wreaking Havoc Around Zimbabwe

Other people I spoke to are of the opinion that the authorities are deliberately turning a blind eye to the proliferation of both legal and illegal alcohol outlets in an attempt to shock absorb the frustration and discontent resulting from the increasing economic hardships…

NEWS: Ghana: National Alcohol Policy Launched

A national policy to regulate the production, distribution, sale, advertisement and consumption of alcohol has been launched in Accra, Ghana’s capital…

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…

REPORT: Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy And Postpartum Period And Its Predictors In Sindhupalchowk District, Nepal

A substantial proportion of women consumed alcohol during pregnancy and postpartum period with high consumption frequency. Culture sensitive behavior change communication interventions aimed at reducing home brewing and husband’s alcohol use would also be important…

NEWS: Uganda: Alcohol Sachets Election Issue

News reports in Uganda sound the alarm: Alcohol sachets election issue – but not in the way advocates for public health and sustainable development might wish.
In 50 days Uganda will hold Presidential elections and in the run-up to election day the nine candidates running for office are gearing up their campaigns. Campaigns, however, have now come under intense scrutiny for their use of alcohol, namely waragi…