Tagged: UAPA

NEWS: Uganda: 61% Started Alcohol Use Before Age 18

According to a survey by the Uganda Alcohol Policy Alliance (UAPA) 61% of the population that uses alcohol started use before 18 years of age.
According to the survey, peer pressure, wanting to test alcohol and stress are leading minors to take up alcohol use. Results also reveal that 31% of those who use alcohol started before they were 14 years old.
These statistics are worrying given that it means 27 million Ugandans are at an increased risk of suffering alcohol-related consequences. Evidence shows that the earlier someone starts using alcohol, the higher is the probability that they develop alcohol problems, such as addiction or chronic diseases, later on in life…

NEWS: Uganda: Proposed Alcohol Bill Hangs In Balance

MP Nambooze’s Proposed Alcohol Bill Hangs in Balance as Ugandan Parliament Fails to Table Law
Uganda suffers from a high burden of alcohol harm that poses a massive obstacle to development of the country. In that context, Members of Parliament lead by Hon. Betty Nambooze proposed a new alcohol bill.
Yesterday, October 5, 2016, the scheduled debate was set to take place in Parliament…