EPISODE 03 – THE ALCOHOL ISSUES PODCAST
This week’s in-depth conversation
It’s an insightful conversation that provides unique perspectives on alcohol as obstacle to development and some inspiring ideas how to tackle it.
UNDP stands out among UN programs and agencies for their strong support of WHO and for their commitment to work on alcohol, health and development. Maik talks with Dudley about why UNDP is so committed and why some other UN programs and agencies are not yet addressing alcohol harm in their specific fields of expertise.
Dudley and UNDP address alcohol as obstacle to development not only from a health burden perspective but are also making other linkages – to poverty, economy and even environment. Dudley is also going into more detail regarding this unique approach.
In their conversation they also talk about alcohol policy solutions as catalysts for development: how that works, what resonates with countries and what Dudley thinks are key issues to advance alcohol policy solutions to accelerate the SDGs.
This week’s Alcohol Issues highlights
Regarding the weekly highlights of alcohol issues in policy, science and Big Alcohol revelations, Maik discusses the alcohol burden in the UK; for the science digest he talks about alcohol use and brain damage; and in the Big Alcohol Exposed segment he dives into a new report about how health harmful industries exploit COVID-19 for marketing purposes.
Listen to episode 3
And you can find episode 3 of the Alcohol Issues podcast on Podbean, here.
All previous podcast episodes are also available on either platform, along with show notes and more background material.