Tagged: NCD Alliance

NEWS: WHO: Countries Request Accelerated Action on Alcohol

A decision unanimously adopted at the World Health Organization’s Executive Board meeting calls the global alcohol burden a “public health priority”. In the decision, countries request “accelerated action” on alcohol harm. 
After more than 12 hours of informal consultations during the entire week of the 146th session of the WHO Executive Board, a bloc of countries led by Thailand won the unanimous approval from the Board to develop a new global action plan to reduce alcohol harm…

NEWS: WHO: New Technical Guide for Alcohol Policy

The World Health Organization has released a brand new technical document guiding alcohol policy formulation. The new technical guide comprises the five most cost-effective and high-impact strategies that help governments to prevent and reduce alcohol harm and related health, social and economic consequences…

REPORT: Prioritising Action On Alcohol For Health And Development

Despite the existence of cost effective interventions to reduce alcohol harm, many countries are not giving it the attention it deserves, say Dag Rekve and colleagues…

NEWS: Norway: New Development Strategy Tackles NCDs

Norway has launched a new international development strategy which tackles non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Norway is the first country to launch a strategy aimed at tackling ‘lifestyle’ diseases as part of their international aid work. Over 200 million Norwegian Krone (about £17 million) will be offered as international development assistance to help low and middle income countries tackle NCDs including cancer, obesity and diabetes…

NEWS: Sugar, Tobacco, Alcohol Taxes (STAX) Help Achieve SDGs

In a new Lancet Comment, IOGT International President Kristina Sperkova has joined colleagues from other leading institutions and global health leaders in calling for a more integrated approach and action on sugar, tobacco and alcohol taxes (STAX) to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals…

BLOG: New Alliance To Prevent NCDs In India

To my mind, this was a timely meeting. It is, in fact, high time to come together as civil society and join efforts for preventing and reducing the NCD burden on India. I see HIA as an engagement of multi-sectoral CSOs to tackle NCDs by generating awareness, building capacity, empowering people effected and affected by NCD and advocating for health promoting norms to reduce premature NCD mortality by 25% by 2025. We are coming together to prevent NCDs in India…

BLOG: Advocacy Successes 2015

2015 has been a busy year as we have traveled the world for our advocacy work. Did we achieve anything? Have our efforts made any difference?

BLOG: The IOGT Year 2015

As 2015 is winding down and we are gearing up for another, new year – a significant one for IOGT International – I want to spend a moment or two and reflect about the IOGT year 2015…

NEWS: UNICEF: Limit Ads Of Unhealthy Foods, Drinks Targeting Kids

Unicef calls to limit advertising of unhealthy foods and beverages to children. The study analysed national laws in the 32 countries of the region. It concluded that only 10 countries have put regulations in place to limit advertising of junk food and beverages to children…