Tagged: Heart-Driven

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…

EVENT: WHA72 Side Event: Health Promotion Through The Life Course

IFA, IFMSA and IOGT International cordially invite you to our WHA72 side event
HEALTH PROMOTION THROUGH THE LIFE-COURSE: A call to action to leave no one behind
Promoting health through the life course means to invest in prevention and to provide treatment and care services whenever and for whoever necessary. This side event explores the realities of adolescence and youth as well as older age in relation to NCDs risk factors. We will as well explore commonalities to foster synergies in a life course approach to health promotion. Finally, this side event will discuss solutions and their evidence-base that help promote health and quality of life among adolescents and older people.
The objective of this side event is to inform decision-makers about cost-effective, high-impact, evidence-based solutions that are available to protect and promote the health of youth and older people…

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…

MEMBER NEWS: Ghana: IOGT Members Call for Action on NCDs

Mr. Labram Musah, Coordinator for the Ghana Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Alliance and part of the IOGT International Member Organization, Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), has called on the government to factor NCDs into the health intervention programmes…

EVENT: IOGT Webinar Series

IOGT International arranges webinars, exclusively for its membership. The purpose of these webinars is to explore current advocacy issues,
coordinate about joint campaigning on global occasions, build capacity and update about latest developments in global affairs and science relating to alcohol and other drug prevention, exchange best practices, and inspire with success stories from around the IOGT movement. Participation is for IOGT International members only…

MEMBER NEWS: SDN Thailand: National Youth Camp

Stop Drink Network Thailand, a member of the IOGT International family held their National Youth Camp from 27th to 29th of May 2019. About 150 youth from all around the country participated in the camp. The camp created a platform to share their experiences in alcohol prevention. The youth also participated in different fun activities focused on building motivation, self development and cohesion between the youth…

NEWS: UK: MP Runs Marathon for CoA

British Member of Parliament and shadow health secretary of the Labor party, Jonathan Ashworth, completed the London Marathon to help raise awareness and funds for the work to support children from families with alcohol problems…

MEMBER NEWS: Scandinavia: IOGT Movements Interview Author of Heineken in Africa

IOGT International members in Sweden and Norway have organized outstanding public events to discuss the findings and stories of the book “Heineken in Africa”, written by investigative journalist Oliver van Beemen.”Heineken in Africa” exposes with compelling evidence and stories the unethical practices of the Dutch beer giant Heineken. Heineken boasts that its presence on the African continent boosts development. After six years of research, journalist Olivier van Beemen provides a detailed investigations. The truth he uncovered is not a love story: Heineken is exploiting people, communities and countries in Africa…

MEMBER NEWS: BiH: CEM Exposes Alcohol Sales Law Violations

To check whether alcohol outlets adhere to the restriction on alcohol sales to minors, IOGT International member organization CEM, the Center for Youth Eduction, in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina conducted complaince test through mystery shopping. CEM sent an undercover customer – who was a minor under adult supervision – to 10 sales outlets in Travnik. Three of these sales facilities violated the law and sold alcohol to the minor…