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Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week #21

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS

Week 21, May 16 – 22, 2020

Welcome to another week of carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch.

This week, Alcohol Policy News come from Ghana, the United States, Germany, Finland and youth in Europe (HSBC)…

The Latest Science Digest covers issues of alcohol consumption reductions in Europe (or lack thereof), NCDs prevention policies in the Pacific, Estonia utilizing alcohol policy as catalyst for the SDGs, and the effects of TV alcohol ads exposure on alcohol consumption…

The Big Alcohol Watch exposes how the alcohol industry plans to exploit Aboriginal communities by placing a “super store” in the middle of alcohol-free communities, and how Big Alcohol tries to delay pregnancy warning labels, again…

This week’s Special Feature sheds light the historic World Health Assembly, including Movendi International and civil society advocacy…

Worldwide Alcohol Policy News

Worldwide alcohol policy news newsletter
  1. Ghana Tourism Ministry: Alcohol On-Trade Should Remain Closed.
    Read the complete story here…
  2. USA: COVID-19 Could Accelerate ‘Deaths of Despair’.
    Read the complete advocacy success story here…
  3. WHO Europe: More Adolescents Report Mental Health Concerns.
    Read the complete story here…
  4. Germany on Father’s Day: Alcohol Fuels Highest Road Traffic Toll.
    Read the complete story here…
  5. Finland: Alcohol Retail Monopoly Sees Sales Surge.
    Read the complete story here…

Worldwide Latest Science Digest

Latest Science Digest Newsletter
  • “Meeting the Global NCD Target of at Least 10% Relative Reduction in the Harmful Use of Alcohol: Is the WHO European Region on Track?”

Get to the digest of the Research article here…

  • “Baseline Status of Policy and Legislation Actions to Address Non Communicable Diseases Crisis in the Pacific”

Get to the digest of the Research article here…

  • “Estonia Advances on SDG Achievement by Tackling High Alcohol Consumption Through a Multi-Pronged Approach”

Get to the digest of the Research article here…

  • “Estimated Televised Alcohol Advertising Exposure in the Past Year and Associations with Past 30‐Day Alcohol Use Behavior among American Adults: Results from a Secondary Analysis of Large‐Scale Advertising and Survey Data”

Get to the digest of the Research article here… 

Worldwide Big Alcohol Watch

Big Alcohol Watch newsletter
  1. Australia: Big Alcohol Plans Superstore Near Alcohol-Free Aboriginal Communities.
    Read the whole Big Alcohol Watch story here…
  2. Australia: Big Alcohol Delays Pregnancy Warning Labels (Again).
    Read the whole Big Alcohol Watch story here…

Special Feature

World Health Assembly (WHA73), 2020


  1. World Health Assembly Concludes With Call For Strong WHO.
    Read the complete story here…
  2. Movendi International WHA73 Statement: Addressing agenda item 3 WHO Director-General Speech on COVID-19 Pandemic.
    Read the complete statement here…
  3. WHA73 Statement by the WHO Civil Society Working Group on NCDs, including Movendi International President Kristina Sperkova.
    Read the complete statement here… 
  4. Virtual Side Event: Is Space Closing for Civil Society in Global Health?
    Find the concept note of the event.
    Watch the Graduate Institute Geneva webinar recording.
    Medicus Mundi: civil society engagement in the 73rd World Health Assembly.
  5. World Health Statistics Illustrate Increase In Global Alcohol Per Capita Use.
    Read the complete story here… 

Upcoming Events Calendar

WHAT’S IN THE BOTTLE: ALCOHOL LABELLING IN THE WHO EUROPEAN REGION

Upcoming event for the launch of the WHO/HEN (Health Evidence Network) report on alcohol labelling in the WHO European Region.

Date: June, 8, 2020
Time: 10 – 11.30 CEST
Register by e-mailing: oleiniko@who.int
Download event flyer (PDF)

Source Website: Keep Updated with Movendi International