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BLOG: The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Has An Alcohol Problem

On a wall in Uganda you will now find a painting of the Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, saying “When you drink more, I earn more”. In this blog post Nils explains why and how he is working to end the hypocrisy of Norway investing massively in Big Alcohol while at the same time promoting the SDGs…

PRESS RELEASE: Prioritization of Alcohol Control Policy will safeguard Public Health in Africa

The East African Alcohol Control and Policy Alliance call on African leaders to step up efforts for alcohol control to reach health and development for all…

MEMBER NEWS: Norway: IOGT Movement Campaigns against Pension Fund’s Alcohol Investments

IOGT movement in Norway is campaigning against the Norwegian Government Pension Fund commonly known as the Oil Fund’s investment in the alcohol industry. The campaign called “Oil Fund’s Alcohol Problem” is run by FORUT, IOGT Norway, Juvente and Blue Cross Norway. The main elements are advertisements painted on walls in Kampala, Uganda, in the same fashion as alcohol advertisements you find all over the African continent…

NEWS: Week #20 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to our weekly carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates and Big Alcohol monitoring as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices…

NEWS: Kenya: Alcohol Law Works

A new report from Kenya states, Kenyans consume the least amount of alcohol in sub-Saharan Africa. This is the result of alcohol regulation policies comprised in the so-called Mututho-Law, that Kenya has been implementing for many years.
The report called ‘Effect of Kenya’s Alcohol Regulation Policies’ shows that Kenyans consume 3.4 litres of alcohol per capita. This amount is three time less than the per capita alcohol consumption of people in Uganda and Tanzania. In neighboring Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda alcohol per capita consumption is at 9 liters or above…

NEWS: Rwanda: Tackle Alcohol as Obstacle to Development

In Rwanda, alcohol is becoming a mounting burden, affecting the daily life of people as well as society. The harm is even greater for youth with alcohol affecting their education and overall well-being.Recent WHO data shows that in Rwanda there is a 7% prevalence of alcohol use disorder and a 2.5% prevalence of alcohol dependence…

BLOG: Our 2018 Best Nine And The Stories They Tell

Choosing nine out of 266 Instagram posts means to leave out crucial events, brilliant people and beautiful moments. And as I scrolled through our posts I felt tremendous happiness about our work, thankfulness for all the dedication, and pride for the impact our work had in 2018. It’s breathtaking to see, remember and be part of it…

BLOG: The Promise Of Back-To-Back High-Level UN Meetings On Health Topics

The parallel processes of preparation for and follow-up on both high-level meetings could lead to an elevation of global health as a central issue for world leaders in years to come, if we use the opportunity wisely. Interventions to prevent and reduce alcohol harm provide an excellent lesson: What IOGT International’s three core strategies show is that there are very real and evidence-based ways to link the conversations, communities and commitments for ending TB as well as NCDs…

BLOG: What Latest Global Fund Drama Reveals About Their Leadership

Five points that expose the massive mistakes the Global Fund leadership has made and continues to make as the partnership with alcohol industry giant Heineken is still not terminated…