Tagged: WHO Europe

NEWS: Italy: Alcohol Major Risk Through Life-course

The Higher Health Institute (ISS) reports youth and older people are most at risk for alcohol harm. Overall 8.6 million Italians are at risk users of alcohol. According to the report, 68,000 alcohol dependent people have been taken into treatment and the most at-risk individuals are young people between the ages of 16 and 17 and older people between 65 and 75 years…

NEWS: Ukraine Prepares for NCD Risk Factor Analysis

Ukraine is planning to conduct its first nationwide survey to assess the prevalence of the risk factors for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including tobacco and alcohol use, physical inactivity, and unhealthy dietary habits. The survey will follow WHO-recommended STEPwise approach to surveillance (STEPS), a representative study on risk factors of major NCDs…

NEWS: WHO Europe: Calls for Stronger Action to Reduce NCD Deaths

WHO European High-level Conference on Noncommunicable Diseases which took place in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on 9–10 April 2019, focused on achieving the target 3.4 –  reducing premature deaths from NCDs – of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). WHO “best buys” – targeted policy interventions aimed at reducing the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – can be a game-changer for achieving target 3.4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…

NEWS: WHO Europe: 800 People Die Daily Due To Alcohol

Europe still faces massive challenges by the need to reduce the burden of alcohol. A new fact sheet present evidence and a clear case for urgent action. Levels of alcohol consumption, and harm attributable to alcohol, remain very high – causing about 800 deaths a day…

NEWS: Montenegro: Tobacco, Sugary Drinks Tax Save Lives

A new WHO study on Montenegro has revealed that increased taxes applied to tobacco products and sugary drinks would have a significant positive impact in terms of avoiding premature mortality and new cases of disease over the next 20 years. If introduced as recommended by WHO, the taxes would also raise revenue and result in major monetary savings for the government in the form of reduced costs of treatment and workplace absenteeism…

NEWS: WHO EURO RCM: Make Alcohol Priority

On the fourth and final day of the 67th Regional Committee Meeting of the WHO European Region alcohol policy was on the agenda. The meeting deliberated about the “Progress report on the implementation of the European Action Plan to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol 2012–2020” under agenda item 5 (h).
While there is some progress in a few areas, and while there have been some key developments towards better alcohol control policies, the progress report alarmed civil society…

BLOG: Make Alcohol Policy The Priority It Must Be

A crisp analysis of the alcohol progress report for the WHO European Region and an urgent call for more action and leadership to do what we know is the right and most effective way forward…