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08.11.2017

New resource tool on alcohol taxation from WHO

A very good and timely resource tool on alcohol taxation and pricing policies is now available from the World Health Organization. The objective is to support national implementation of the Global Alcohol Strategy from 2010.

02.11.2017

Living Peace programme in DRC:

Intervention gives reduced drinking, aggression and violence

The Living Peace programme to reduce intimate partner violence in DRC reports improvements in a number areas, a reduction in alcohol and substance use being one of them. The intervention led to a decrease in the use of aggression and violence, a new report concludes.

18.10.2017

New WHO Director-General:

Points at alcohol and tobacco control to combat non-communicable diseases

«Much of suffering because of non-communicable diseases can be avoided by doing a better job in prevention and treatment. But this requires political commitment in the highest political places, says WHO’s new Director-General and points at alcohol and tobacco control as areas of priority.

12.10.2017

FORUT after GAPC:

Alcohol policies must be an essential element in a national development strategy

“The role of alcohol as an obstacle to development in the global South has been given increased attention in the GAPC conferences over the years. This trend was reconfirmed in this year’s conference, something that we as a development NGO warmly welcome”, comments FORUT.

06.10.2017

GAPC2017 closed in Melbourne - Sri Lanka next in 2019

Handing over of the GAPC flag from the Australian co-hosts to the next host country Sri Lanka marked the official closing of the Global Alcohol Policy Conference in Melbourne Friday. 331 delegates from 40 countries attended this year’s GAPC.

04.10.2017

GAPC2017 opened in Melbourne

Focus on how evidence can be translated into action to reduce alcohol harm

A tune played on a didgeridoo welcomed the around 300 participants to the Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2017 in Melbourne and to the land of the Wurindjeri people of the Kulin Nation. After this traditional opening the conference dived directly into the question of how alcohol harm can be reduced through advocacy and policy interventions.

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