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Appeal to civil society: sign on
Concern over alcohol industry conflict of interest
An independent coalition of public health professionals, health scientists and NGO representatives has written a public letter that is addressed to the WHO Director General in response to the recent initiatives of the global alcohol producers. Individuals and organizations are invited to sign on to the statement.
Says Professor Thomas F. Babor who took the lead of the drafting committee: "We are now asking qualified professionals throughout the world to review the attached Statement of Concern, and indicate their endorsement by sending an email to the office of the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA)."
The reservations about the commitments signed by the alcohol industry as expressed in the statement of concern can be summarized as follows:
1) The commitments are based on questionable assumptions, as stated in the signatories’ Preamble.
Read the statement here.
Sign up to the statement: Those who want to sign up to this statement of concern are encouraged to do so by sending and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org giving the following details:
In providing these details you will be agreeing to have your name listed (but not your email address) on both the public letter to WHO and the GAPA website that will post the letter.
Please note endorsement will be on an individual basis and will not imply endorsement by your organization. However, if you are a member of an organization that would be willing to formally endorse this Statement, please indicate this in your reply.
More information: GAPA: APPEAL TO GLOBAL HEALTH COMMUNITY