Tagged: Report

NEWS: WHO: Progress on Universal Health Coverage Lagging

According to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) progress on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is still lagging. By 2030, 5 billion people would still be left without full access to healthcare, at the current rate of progress. The report also clearly outlines the role alcohol plays in burdening health systems and fueling health inequities.

NEWS: Released: Global Sustainable Development Report 2019

Since 1990, millions of people have been lifted out of poverty. But this progress is under threat: inequality has deepened and climate change and biodiversity loss are approaching tipping points.

However, science has the power to help mitigate the trade-offs that come with achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that are all interconnected, and put us back on track to creating a better world for all by 2030, according to the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report…

PRESS RELEASE: Europe’s Alcohol Epidemic And What To Do About It

Brand new WHO Europe alcohol status report 2019 illustrates the high burden of alcohol across the region and that alcohol use and related harms are not declining at an acceptable rate. In response, IOGT International is calling for a new EU Alcohol Strategy, for an updated and improved Action Plan on alcohol in the WHO European region, and for a Framework Convention on Alcohol Control…

NEWS: UK: Alcohol Road Fatalities Peak

Deaths caused by driving under the influence of alcohol on UK roads rise to the highest level since 2009. Findings prompt calls to reduce Britain’s 80mg alcohol limit, one of the highest in Europe.
The number of people killed in alcohol-related road crashes has reached an eight-year high. Department for Transport (DfT) data shows there were between 230 and 270 fatalities in accidents where at least one driver or rider was over the alcohol limit in 2017. The median figure of 250 is the highest in a decade…

NEWS: Week #33 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, insights into Big Alcohol revelations as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices.
Content for week 33:
Alcohol policy updates come from the Philippines (alcohol taxation), Kenya (burden of addictive substances and behaviors), Myanmar (rising mental health problem), Denmark (rising youth alcohol use) and New Zealand (10 years of government failure in alcohol policy)…
Fresh science updates are about alcohol policy and initmate partner homicides as well as effective components of adolescent mental health programs…
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes beer giants’ turf war in South Africa (and other countries)…
On our Global Voices Blog Portal we have two new stories: Nils writes about the alcohol problem of the Norwegian Oil Fund, and Tunga writes about his contemplations from Egypt and the African Union meeting on drug policy and health…

NEWS: USA: 1 Million Recovered From Opioid Use Disorder

According to a new study an estimated 1.2 million Americans have achieved long-term recovery from opioid use disorder. In the study, researchers from Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital analyzed data from the 2017 National Recovery Survey, of a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults who reported resolving an opioid issue…

NEWS: Quitting, Reducing Alcohol Use Improves Diabetes II Outcomes

A first of its kind study shows that reducing alcohol use by as little as two units per week may have long-term health benefits for people with diabetes.
Concerning alcohol and diabetes the situation has long been complicated. This new study, published in Cardiovascular Diabetology, therefore helps elucidate the science further. Meta-analysis have confirmed that there is a U-shaped relationship between the average amount of alcohol consumed per day and the risk of type 2 diabetes. For example, chronic heavy alcohol use has previously been observed to disrupt glucose homeostasis and to lead to the development of insulin resistance, resulting in a higher risk of diabetes mellitus…

NEWS: Week #31 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, and more Big Alcohol revelations.
Special Feature:
Members news from Ghana where GhanAPA was launched with the support of the IOGT movement.
For week 31, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Alcohol policy updates come from New Delhi, India, Hungary, Ukraine and Scotland.
Fresh science updates are about the digital world, labelling awareness among youth and alcohol policy in Ontario, Canada.
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes the tobacco and alcohol giants invested in Big Marijuana, Heineken in Kenya, and political interference in Australia and The Gambia…

REPORT: Recovery from Opioid Problems in the US Population

An estimated 1.2 million American adults report resolving an opioid problem. Given the service use outcomes and longer-term problem resolution of mid-recovery OPI, early-recovery OPI may require encouragement to utilize additional or more intensive services to achieve longer-term recovery. OPI beyond recovery-year 1 may need enhanced support to address deficient self-esteem and promote well-being…