Alcohol Policy and the WHO
During the Sixty-third session of the World Health Assembly, held in Geneva in May 2010, the 193 Member States of WHO reached an historical consensus on a global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol by adopted resolution WHA63.13. The adopted resolution and endorsed strategy gives guidance to both Member States and to the WHO Secretariat on ways to reduce the harmful use of alcohol.
Follow the process for implementing the WHA 61.4 resolution and preparing a draft global strategy to reduce harmful use of alcohol here
The WHO Global Information System on Alcohol and Health (GISAH) provides easy and rapid access to a wide range of alcohol-related health indicators
Geneva, 20 May 2010. At its sixty-third World Health Assembly, the 193 Member States of the World Health Organization have adopted, in a consensus vote, the eagerly awaited Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol.
Worldwide, 3.3 million deaths in 2012 were due to harmful use of alcohol, says a new report launched by WHO today.
WHO has published a draft proposal for a set Framework and set of policies to address its engagement with Non Sate Actors (NSAs[i]). Member States are being invited to discuss these proposals at WHO’s HQ in Geneva on 27th and 28th March. Public Interest NGOs are not invited.
“The take home message from this new report is that the alcohol-related burden on health in Europe is avoidable “, says Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe
Eurocare took part in the Global Alcohol Policy Conference in Bangkok, February 13-15.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) has recently included SABMiller, the world’s second largest brewer by sales volume, as a recipient for an education intervention which is aiming to minimize alcohol-related harm, such as HIV prevention, among men in drinking establishment.
Eurocare warmly welcomes the resolution titled “Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases”
A new action plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol was adopted at the WHO European Region meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan from 12 to 15 September 2011.