Tagged: NCDs

REPORT: Current Developments in the Global Governance Arena: Where is Alcohol Headed?

In the public health field there is considerable concern over the implications of this positioning of TNACs in the global governance arena. The framings and activities used by the TNACs to position themselves as part of the solution to alcohol harm and the nature of the conflict of interests posed by their reliance on heavy alcohol use are issues which lead to questions regarding their positioning within the global health environment…

NEWS: New Policy Brief: Alcohol Taxation in the Americas

A new policy brief on alcohol policy by the Pan American Health Organization has found taxation to be the most effective in reducing alcohol consumption. The report highlights Alcohol is a psychoactive substance which caused 379,000 deaths (5.4% of all deaths) in the Americas in 2016…

BLOG: Who Will Be King?

Kristina analyzes the new partnership between the World Health Organization and Fifa about health promotion through football. She asks: Can FIFA be a force for good or is WHO surrendering its credibility and norm-setting role in alcohol prevention?
She explores the positive aspects of the partnership agreement, the risks and outlines her hopes for what the collaboration will mean for alcohol prevention in world football. In her critical assessments of Fifa’s role in promoting alcohol harm, she shares three expecations for this new deal…

NEWS: WHO Partners With FIFA

The World Health Organization (WHO) and world governing body of football FIFA has entered into a 4 year collaboration agreement to promote healthy lifestyle through football. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and FIFA President Gianni Infantino signed the memorandum of understanding at WHO’s Geneva-based headquarters…

NEWS: Japan’s Harmful Alcohol Norm

In Japan there is an age old pervasive alcohol norm. This has been harming the Japanese people, and leading to high alcohol consumption. Japan’s alcohol norm pushes people to use alcohol in everyday settings, at work with their superiors and leads to intoxicated people being passed out in the streets. Alcohol has been associated with building relationships both personal and business…

NEWS: Russia: Alcohol Control Policy Works

A new report by WHO finds that alcohol consumption in Russia has fallen by 43% since 2003. This decrease has led to a historic peak in life expectancy of Russians. The report, “Alcohol policy impact case study: the effects of alcohol control measures on mortality and life expectancy in the Russian Federation”, shows that total per capita alcohol consumption has been declining since 2003 and dropped by 43% until 2016 – with a 40% decline in recorded consumption and a 48% decline in unrecorded consumption… 

NEWS: Philippines: Alcohol Harm Costs P200 Billion Yearly

A new study by the Philippine government reports, alcohol harm costs the government P200 Billion annually. The study by House of Representatives ways and means committee and the Department of Finance (DOF) finds that the majority of this cost is spent on treating and caring for Filipinos with alcohol problems. This includes law enforcement costs as well as burial costs when there are alcohol deaths… 

NEWS: New Zealand: MP Under Big Alcohol Influence

A Member of Parliament in New Zealand, apparently under the influence of Big Alcohol, has organized a “Whisky vs. Gin” Cancer fundraiser, despite the known connection between alcohol and cancer.
Labour MP Louisa Wall, an ambassador for the Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (NZGCF) and Health Select Committee chair, is hosting the event as part of Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month…