Tagged: PAHO

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…

REPORT: Alcohol and Road Traffic Injuries in Latin America and the Caribbean

The finding that the presence of alcohol increases risk among drivers and non-drivers alike may further help to drive interventions targeting passengers and pedestrians.
Measures to prevent and reduce alcohol consumption among drivers, passengers and pedestrians involved in RTI, within the scope of global and local strategies to reduce alcohol consumption shouldn’t be postponed in LAC…

NEWS: PAHO: New Technical Note On Alcohol Marketing

Countries can improve public health by regulating the marketing of alcoholic beverages to reduce its consumption and related harms, and the Pan American Health Organization has developed new principles for countries to consider in developing these regulations…

NEWS: The Americas: 1st Alcohol Status Report

The first Regional Status Report on Alcohol and Health in the Americas was released today by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). The report warns that alcohol use and harm have increased in the Americas over a five-year period and recommends measures to limit availability, restrict marketing, and raise prices of alcohol by increasing taxes…

NEWS: The Americas: New Task Force Tackling NCDs

PAHO/WHO and the OAS launch new Inter-American Task Force on NCDs to accelerate multisectoral action to combat Non-communicable diseases New task force will provide policy advice and technical assistance to strengthen country capacity and promote action across all sectors to prevent premature deaths from Non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The group of agencies concerned about the burden… Read more »