Tagged: Health

NEWS: Germany and France Commit to Increased Support to WHO

Just before taking on the EU Presidency on July 1st, Germany announces its commitment to increase support for the World Health Organization (WHO) with €500 million – underlining that the world needs a strong World Health Organization. Meanwhile, France has committed to provide €90 million to a WHO research center in Lyon as well as an additional contribution of €50 million…

NEWS: WHO Europe: Comment on Draft European Program of Work

The European office for the World Health Organization (WHO) has opened an online consultation on its proposed European Programme of Work (EPW) entitled “United Action for Better Health”. The EPW sets out the future priorities for WHO’s Regional Office for Europe…

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NEWS: How COVID-19 Affects Alcohol, Advertising Industries

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly spreading across countries. As of now, the virus has spread to 198 countries and territories and has caused a total of 488,345 infections worldwide. The pandemic has affected many industries around the world.
This article investigates how the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences are affecting the alcohol and the advertising industries. This articel is as well as illustrating some troubling emerging trends…

NEWS: UK: Doctors Call For Higher Alcohol Prices To Reduce NHS Burden

As the National Health Services (NHS) battles the COVID-19 crisis, a group of doctors has called for higher alcohol prices to reduce the burden of alcohol harm on the UK healthcare system.
An open letter signed by around 100 medics and public health professionals is asking the government to consider emergency measures to reduce the strain on the health service during the pandemic. One of the measures suggested is implementing minimum unit pricing (MUP). MUP is known to tackle at-high-risk alcohol use in the population which puts a severe burden on the health care system and specifically emergency services…

NEWS: Wall Street Begins Changing Alcohol Norm

Catering to the wellness trend among employees Wall Street begins to change the alcohol norm to a more inclusive and healthy environment for all. Banking and trading firm BTIG LLC, for example, cut alcohol from its annual employee celebration on December 12 at its New York City offices in the United States…

NEWS: WHO Europe: Health Literacy to Tackle Health Challenges

As a part of WHO Europe’s scale up in health literacy activities to tackle public health challenges a training was held in Moscow, Russia for 9 Eastern European and Central Asian Countries. It focused on developing, implementing and evaluating national health literacy projects focused on tackling noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)…

REPORT: Creating Healthy Lives

The report recommends five shifts in the government’s overall approach to achieving ambitious, whole-of-government approach to long-term investment in the nation’s health and outline how investment can be rebalanced towards areas of spending that maintain and improve health, such as early years services, housing and social security. The report explores the role of treatment services for alcohol problems as well as alcohol taxation for health promotion and resource mobilization…

NEWS: Bhutan: Addiction Epidemic Hinders Development

In Bhutan a growing addiction epidemic is hindering the development of the country.
Bhutan is known globally for placing Gross National Happiness of its citizens above gross domestic product. However, the country is now struggling to maintain the well-being of their population in the face of an increasing substance use burden.
With growing exposure to alcohol and pain medication, addiction is now a major problem for Bhutan. A recent government report found that alcohol causes 50% of the patient deaths in hospitals…